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COVID-19 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Safe Care Commitment

safe care commitment

For patients visiting Mass Eye and Ear and any of the hospitals in the Mass General Brigham system, we are committed to the highest standards to ensure the safety and well-being of all patients, visitors and staff.

We screen to protect you, your families, and our staff. We clean our hands and spaces and make it easy for you to do the same. We protect everyone in our environment.

Read more about our Safe Care Commitment

Visitor Policy

In order to provide excellent patient care while meeting the guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, we welcome one (1) visitor per patient in ambulatory, ancillary/procedural areas and the emergency department, with certain exceptions for pediatric patients. One (1) visitor per patient is allowed in inpatient floors per day.

Read our Visitor Policy


Mask Policy

All patients and visitors will be provided with a new mask on arrival to Mass Eye and Ear and will be asked to wear this during their entire stay (except when directed to remove it by their provider, e.g. for exam of throat or nose).

Patients who arrive wearing their own masks will also be asked to replace these with new Mass Eye and Ear-provided masks upon arrival. This is to ensure that no one is wearing a contaminated mask while in the health care facility.

Read the full Mask Policy


Screening for Patients and Visitors

All patients and visitors are screened for symptoms of respiratory illness before their appointment or inpatient visit. We ask that you use our Mass General Brigham Prescreen app before your arrival. The app is available in English and Spanish. It walks users through a series of questions to screen for symptoms of illness. Screening questions must be answered on the day of your appointment or visit. After answering the screening questions, patients and support people will receive a digital pass on their phone that provides faster entry to your appointment or inpatient visit. Patients who may have completed a phone screening prior to their visit still need to answer questions on the prescreen app before entry.

Read about the screening process


COVID-19 Testing

If you have symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, testing is an important way to protect your family, friends, and community.

Read more about testing


COVID-19 Vaccine

Mass General Brigham is offering appointments for first-dose vaccine for patients 5 years and older, as well as COVID-19 booster shots for all adults 18 years or older, per the CDC’s recommendations.

Learn more about the vaccine

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