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McLean County Orthopedics Policy: Masks or Face-Coverings

 McLean County Orthopedics continues to focus on the health and safety of our patients and colleagues during COVID-19. All patients and caregivers arriving for an appointment or curbside pick-up at MCO MUST wear a mask or appropriate face-covering. The mask or face-covering must be in place before exiting your vehicle. This action is effective Friday, May 1, 2020, in accordance with the mandate from Governor JB Pritzker as part of an amended statewide stay-at-home order. 

Under the order, which begins May 1 and continues through the end of the month, individuals must wear a "face-covering or mask when in a public place where they can't maintain a six-foot social distance." This applies to anyone over the age of 2 who are able to medically tolerate a face-covering or a mask. Please note that patients arriving without masks may be asked to reschedule their appointment. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and greatly appreciate your understanding, cooperation, and help in keeping everyone safe and healthy.

There are numerous websites that address where to obtain a mask or how to make a cloth face-covering. Per CDC guidelines, cloth masks should fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, and be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage.
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