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Masking no longer required at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

The Smiths Falls campus of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital . – Laurie Weir photo

The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) says that it is moving to further reduce masking and, as of Tuesday, July 2, 2024, masks are no longer required at its buildings. This includes both sites of PSFDH, Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH) offices and Lanark County Support Services (LCSS) locations, the hospital confirmed. 

“Masking will still be required in rooms with Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures, such as isolation rooms. Please continue to follow IPAC practices where posted,” the hospital said in an advisory on the changes.

“PSFDH, LCMH and LCSS will support those who choose to wear a mask because they feel vulnerable or to keep their loved ones safe. We will ensure masks continue to be available,” the hospital continued.

The hospital said that visitors are asked to stay home if they are sick, to protect their loved ones in the hospital.


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