Masking requirement starting Nov. 1
All Bay Area counties have announced a masking mandate for health care settings, though the orders differ slightly by county. In alignment with these policies, Stanford Medicine will be instituting seasonal masking requirements. Masks are available at a variety of locations, including entry points to buildings, registration desks, and entrance to patient care units.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 1:
- In Santa Clara County facilities, patients and visitors will be required to mask on entry.
- In other counties, where patients and families were not included in the public health orders, Stanford Medicine will request that patients and families wear a mask upon entry.
Stanford Medicine strongly encourages visitors to be fully vaccinated. Visitors must not have any of the following symptoms:
Visitors or caregivers may be asked to step outside if the area becomes too crowded.
Visitors who do not follow these rules and that may endanger the health or safety of patients or staff will be asked to leave and may have future visitation revoked.