Navicent Health Requiring Masks for Everyone in Acute Care Facilities

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Universal Masking Applies to Atrium Health Navicent Teammates as well as Visitors

Following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atrium Health Navicent is now requiring everyone entering its acute care facilities to wear a mask, including patients, permitted visitors and vendors. Atrium Health Navicent teammates have already been wearing masks while at work, whether or not their responsibilities include direct patient contact. The new requirement will provide the best protection possible for everyone within Atrium Health Navicent facilities.

All patients arriving at acute care facilities will need to be masked and will wear a mask anytime they leave their room, including for therapy sessions or tests. Any visitors and vendors who are permitted to enter these facilities will also be required to wear a mask. Patients, visitors and vendors may wear their own masks or will be issued a procedural mask, if they don't have their own.

As supplies of cloth masks generously donated by our community continue to grow, it may become possible for Atrium Health Navicent to supply those to patients and others for use during their time at a Atrium Health Navicent facility.

Atrium Health Navicent will continue to screen all those entering any of its facilities, including taking temperatures and checking for active symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty breathing. Atrium Health Navicent will also continue visitation restrictions to protect visitors, patients and our teammates. For details on our current visitation policy, please visit

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, and Atrium Health Navicent will take additional steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 as necessary.

For patients who have questions about COVID-19 or are showing symptoms, Atrium Health Navicent has established these resources:

COVID-19 Risk Assessment: Answer a few quick questions using an automated and interactive online COVID-19 risk assessment tool to get immediate recommendations on next steps in care. Visit

Virtual Visits: Secure, face-to-face video chat with a trusted healthcare provider from the comfort of home for minor illness and injury. Visit to speak with a board-certified physician. For life-threatening illness and injury, always call 911.

Atrium Health Navicent continues to work to keep the communities we serve safe and informed. The latest information including prevention tips, frequently asked questions and care options are found at

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Atrium Health Navicent provides care for healthcare consumers' through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Atrium Health Navicent is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit