When it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 by wearing a mask, Reid Health officials are alerting patients and visitors that some types do not work – so they are not allowed in a health system facility.

“We are joining other national health systems such as the Mayo Clinic to let community members know that masks with exhalation valves are not an effective, acceptable form of protection,” said Jennifer Ehlers, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer at Reid Health.