Mask Mandate Ends for Cow Creek Health and Wellness

Beginning the first week of April, the State of Oregon, as well as the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, will lift face-mask requirements in healthcare facilities that had been in place since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting April 3, the Oregon Health Authority will no longer require workers, patients or visitors in any healthcare setting to wear a mask.

In conjunction, Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center campuses in Roseburg and Canyonville will also stop requiring employees and patients to mask up before entering a clinic facility. All masking will be optional.

Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center policy will continue to recommend that anyone feeling ill or experiencing symptoms similar to COVID-19, such as cough, fever, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, continue to wear a mask while in the facility to prevent potential spread of any viruses.

Handwashing is still considered a best practice for infection prevention. Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center emphasizes that everyone should continue to wash hands frequently, especially when moving between different areas and/or facilities, before and after eating, after bathroom use and anytime hands are unclean.

N95 masks and full PPE will still be required for Cow Creek employees when testing suspected COVID-19 positive individuals.

Vaccinations to protect against COVID-19, as well as testing, are still available for patients of Cow Creek Health and Wellness Centers. Call (541) 672-8533 and press #3 for Roseburg, or #4 for Canyonville to schedule an appointment.