Masking mandate out at Allegheny Health Network

PITTSBURGH — Allegheny Health Network said Thursday it would no longer require masks at hospitals, outpatient clinics and patient facilities.

AHN said it was doing so because of the lower number of Covid-19 cases, and that the masking would be optional for visitors, patients and staff.

“Now that we have reached more manageable levels of Covid-19 cases, and with the impending expiration of the Public Health Emergency, we are pleased to be able to lift the mask mandate at our facilities as a next step toward a return to normal operations,” said Dr. Brian Parker, AHN’s chief quality and learning officer.

Masks will be available but no longer required.

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