January 11, 2021
We reached out to our NIHCA Networking Group and asked how the Mask Mandate is working for their facilities. The consensus is that it depends on many factors which we all knew but here are some highlights
- Facilities that consistently enforce/remind members appear to have the best results of compliance
- 24/7 facilities are viewing video and reaching out to individuals as needed
- Email members prior to opening reminding that the mask/face coverings are required
- Facilities have instructed staff to politely remind members that they have to wear their masks at all times and that if they feel uncomfortable for any reason with any member to contact the police
Here is the link for the MN executive order on face coverings, https://mn.gov/governor/assets/EO%2020-81%20Final%20Filed_tcm1055-441323.pdf. ***Updated 5/14/21, https://mn.gov/governor/assets/Signed%20EO%2021-23%20Final_tcm1055-482197.pdf.***
This is changing regularly as we move through this new and unchartered territory. We will continue to work together to share what is working for facilities in hopes that you find a solution that works for you as well.
If you have additional recommendations or have found a great solution at your facility, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add the information to this NIHCA Knows post.