Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has put into place several patient safety measures, aimed at reducing the spread of the virus and keeping patients, visitors, care partners and staff safe.

UMMS continues to require that everyone inside our facilities wear a mask. This includes patients arriving for in-person appointments and procedures, the limited number of visitors allowed per our visitor restrictions policy (including while in patient rooms) and our staff. We strongly encourage use of a well-fitting mask, such as an N95 or KN95. Masks should cover the nose and mouth at all times without any gaps.


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Because the Omicron variant spreads so easily, cloth masks are no longer acceptable inside our facilities. If you already have an appropriate mask that you wear in public spaces, we ask that you bring it with you when coming to our facilities. We will give you a mask upon entering if you don't have one.

To conserve masks for our clinical workers caring for patients and others who may need them, we are asking visitors to please safely store and reuse face masks for return visits. Disposable masks should be replaced if damaged or soiled.