Effective Monday, April 17, 2023, Kootenai Health lifted masking restrictions for staff, patients, and visitors due to a declining transmission rate in our community. We will continue to monitor COVID data and may need to re-implement universal masking if transmission rates increase in the future.
- Hospital and clinic patients and visitors will no longer be required to mask unless there is a clinical reason to do so. This includes recent COVID infection or symptoms.
- Any staff member, patient, or visitor who wishes to mask is welcome to do so. Masks will continue to be available at all hospital entrances.
- Staff are prepared to mask as a courtesy upon patient request.