Reminder: Operational tier guidance updated

As the impacts of COVID continue to evolve, Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and other operational teams have adjusted our Smart Return to Pre-COVID Operations table.

  • We moved to Tier 2 on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 a.m.
  • Tier criteria are based on CDC case county or positivity rate in Fayette County, as well as the number of COVID-positive patients in Chandler Hospital.
  • At Tier 1, we can relax our requirement that all wear medical-grade masks, but given what we have learned about the benefits of masks in times of respiratory illness, IPAC may require universal masking or masking in close shared areas during those seasons regardless of COVID tier.
  • For ongoing infection control purposes, we will continue to avoid shared food.

Questions about the updated tier guidance can be directed to Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) or your leader.