Universal masking to continue at NHH as province lifts masking requirements

While requirements may be relaxing outside of high-risk settings, the universal mask policy at Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) will not be lifted just yet.


“Hospitals have a unique responsibility to provide a safe care environment, and with COVID-19 still in circulation we know that masks are one of the most effective steps we can take to protect our patients and each other,” said Susan Walsh, President and CEO.


Visitors will continue to be provided with a medical-grade mask when they pass through screening. NHH continues to require visitors to wear this mask at all times in public and patient areas of the hospital, except when eating or drinking in the Main Street Bistro. The mask mandate is also applicable to individuals visiting NHH’s community mental health program offices.


“We thank everyone for their ongoing cooperation, understanding and support,” said Walsh. “Updates will be shared if and when our universal mask policy changes in future.”

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