Changes to Beaumont Health COVID-19 safeguards take effect Aug. 10
As the positivity rate of COVID-19 increases throughout our community and we continue to learn more about the potential for vaccinated individuals to transmit the disease, Beaumont Health is revisiting some of our previous safeguards and mitigation strategies against COVID-19 to help keep our patients and each other safe. This situation is driven in part by the new delta COVID-19 variant.
Please be mindful of the following changes, which will take effect Tuesday, Aug. 10.
- Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required, except when eating or drinking, in all Beaumont Health facilities – including clinical and non-patient-facing areas.
- Gathering sizes for meetings, conferences, etc. should be limited to the lesser of 50% capacity or 25 individuals.
- Universal eye protection will again be required for all interactions with patients, not just those with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
- We recommend individuals who are admitted to our facilities and those undergoing surgical procedures be screened with a COVID-19 test.
- No changes are being recommended to visitation guidelines at this time.
As you know, we will also be requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees and providers who work or practice at Beaumont facilities. This will go in effect once the FDA gives full approval for the vaccine – expected early this fall – or if the community positivity rate continues to rise. Employees and providers must be fully vaccinated within six weeks of Beaumont requiring the vaccine.