Schneck to Continue to Require Masks at its Facilities
April 02, 2021
Schneck Medical Center and Schneck Physician Practices will continue to follow CDC guidelines and require all patients, visitors, and team members to wear masks even after the statewide mandate ends on April 6.
 
“We understand the eagerness to move away from wearing masks. However, as healthcare leaders, it’s our responsibility to continue to follow CDC guidelines and require the use of masks in all of our facilities,” said Ryan Stone, DO, Chief Medical Officer at Schneck. “Masks are proven to be effective in lowering the risk of transmission, and it is our duty to create the safest environment possible for those seeking care in our facilities and for our caregivers.”
 
With the increase in COVID cases in the community, Schneck encourages everyone to remain personally responsible and vigilant in wearing a mask, socially distancing and washing hands frequently as we continue to fight this pandemic.
 
“If we want to get back to normal, we must have enough people immune to the COVID virus, and that means it is essential people get vaccinated,” Dr. Stone added.
 
All Hoosiers 16 and over can now register for the COVID vaccine by calling 211 or by visiting www.ourshot.in.gov. Those aged 16 and 17 must get the Pfizer vaccine as it is, currently, the only brand approved for that age group.