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CGH Announces New Masking Guidelines for Patients - Please Bring and Wear Masks to Appointments!

Hospital news | Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Contact: Rebecca Green

For the protection and safety of our patients, and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, CGH Medical Center is now requiring patients to bring (and wear) a protective mask to appointments at ALL CGH locations until further notice. Masks can be those that have been purchased from local retailers, on-line retailers, or homemade fabric masks. If a patient does not have access to a mask, a disposable mask will be provided to them. Please remember that masks should be worn over the mouth AND nose. For directions on DIY masks, including two "no-sew" options, visit In addition, if anyone in the community has hand-sewn masks that they would like to donate, please call (815) 632-5324 or email We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to help protect yourself, our staff, and the communities we serve!