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Scotland Health updates masking policy

LAURINBURG — Effective immediately, Scotland Health has a change in the masking policy.

Medical loop masks are no longer required in all areas of the hospital system including practices. Masks are required if a patient presents with flu or COVID symptoms such as: cough, sore throat, fever, diarrhea, etc. Visitors will be required to wear a mask if visiting a COVID- or flu-positive patient or a patient under investigation.

Visiting hours at Scotland Memorial Hospital remain 8-8:30 p.m. daily. Visitors will check in with the screener upon entry.

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Scotland Health will continue to monitor and update our policies as appropriate based on community transmission levels. The health and safety of our patients and team continue to be a top priority at Scotland Health. For the most up-to-date information on visitation restrictions, please continue to follow the Scotland Health Facebook page.

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