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Franciscan Health easing mask policies

Franciscan Health NWI

Franciscan Health is easing its mask policies. Starting Monday, March 27, masks will be optional at all of Franciscan's Indiana facilities. Its Illinois facilities will become mask optional a week later.

But Franciscan Alliance says masks will still be required where it's part of the "routine infection-control process," such as staff caring for patients with COVID. Patients may also ask staff members to wear a mask during their visit, and masks will continue to be available at all facilities.

Franciscan Alliance notes that policies may change, if there's a COVID-19 resurgence.

Michael Gallenberger is a news reporter and producer that hosts All Things Considered on 89.1 FM | Lakeshore Public Media.