NGHS relaxes COVID mask regs for employees

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) employees and medical staff will no longer be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine or wear masks if they have not received the vaccine, effective today.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is eliminating its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for healthcare workers and suppliers, so NGHS, along with many other healthcare providers, are following suit. Even with this change, NGHS still recommends masks for anyone visiting one of its facilities, especially for those who are immunocompromised.