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Boulder Medical Center closely monitors COVID-19 updates from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC), Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and Boulder County Public Health.
Mask / Face Covering Exemption Letters
Boulder Medical Center providers do not provide exemption letters unless the case meets specific guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and per best practice guidelines set forth by professional agencies such as the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
Face Coverings and Mask Requirements
Boulder Medical Center requires staff, patients, and visitors to wear masks at all times while inside our clinics. The best face mask fits snugly and is made of multi-layer, non-woven materials. We recommend wearing a surgical mask, N95, or KN95.
Here are additional guidelines:
- Bandanas and Neck Gaiters: These types of face coverings are not allowed at Boulder Medical Center
- Masks with Valves: Not allowed at BMC clinics. Please see the information below for an explanation
- Multi-Layer, Non-Woven Materials: Multiple layers of electrospun or electrostatically charged materials such as disposable non-woven polypropylene fabrics are best. N95, KN95 and KF94 masks meet these criteria
- A Snug Fit: A snugly fit mask is one that has no gaps around the edges
- Make sure the nose piece properly comes into contact at all parts of your nose
- This is particularly important for KN95 and KF94 masks, which generally come folded
- No gaps between the mask and your skin at your cheeks
- Confirm that the mask goes under your chin and there are no gaps
- Any gap between your skin and the perimeter of a mask will make the mask less effective
- For more information about fitting a mask, see the CDC’s Disposable Mask Guidance.
Caution: Masks with Valves
We no longer allow patients to enter our facilities wearing masks with valves. Unfortunately, these masks do not block transmission of COVID-19 because they allow exhaled air and droplets to escape. If patients and guests come to Boulder Medical Center wearing one of these masks, our COVID screeners will give them a surgical mask to either replace the valved mask or wear over their valve mask.
Patient and Staff Screening
Boulder Medical Center performs multiple screenings of patients at the time of scheduling, on pre-visit calls, and upon arrival to the building. Staff members are also screened daily. If a patient is found to be untruthful to BMC providers or staff regarding their exposure, risk, or travel, they will be dismissed from the practice upon discovery.
Telemedicine Appointments are Available
Most Boulder Medical Center providers are now available for virtual visits. Virtual visits enable patients to receive the care they need without leaving the comfort of home. Please check with your provider to ask if a video visit is proper for you. Click here to learn more about telemedicine at Boulder Medical Center.
Enhanced Cleaning and Sanitizing
Every Boulder Medical Center facility and each clinical team performs multiple specialized cleaning protocols throughout the day, using healthcare-grade disinfecting products. We are confident that we can provide provider medical care in a safe environment.