CDC Updates Cloth Mask Guidelines, YRMC Will Now Use in Non-Patient Contact Areas

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Responding to a recent update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) will now accept cloth mask donations for use in non-patient contact areas.

“The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has led to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks,” said Ken Boush, YRMC’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “With the recent CDC update, we will now allow staff in non-patient contact areas to use cloth masks if they prefer. This will allow us to preserve surgical masks and N-95 respirators for our frontline clinicians.”

YRMC has posted information on its website to include preferred instructions for sewing the masks. YRMC needs “sewn cloth face coverings,” which may be found on YRMC’s website.

Completed cloth face coverings may be delivered Monday through Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm to the front desk of either:

  • YRMC West
    1003 Willow Creek Road
    Prescott, Arizona 86301
  • YRMC East
    7700 East Florentine Road
    Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314

To ensure all donations of cloth face coverings are received, YRMC asks that you:

  • Pack and Mark Your Donation – All cloth face coverings should be bundled into plastic zip-lock baggies and then placed in a box. Please clearly print the name of individual making the donation on the box.
  • Complete a Donation Information Form – The YRMC Foundation has created a COVID-19 Supply Donation Intake Form to track gifts. Please download and email the completed form to the YRMC Foundation (foundation@yrmc.org). Every donor will receive a thank you letter, which also may be used for 2020 taxes.

“The YRMC team is very appreciative of the outpouring of support from the community during COVID-19,” Boush said. “It has really reinforced to all of us what it means to be part of a community-based healthcare system.”

For more information on how to support YRMC’s healthcare team during COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 web community.

COVID-19 news is also available at Yavapai County Community Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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