Keeping You Safe

Tufts Medicine members – Circle Health, Home Health Foundation, MelroseWakefield Healthcare, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital – have dedicated their lives to keeping you – our patients, friends and communities – healthy and safe. Never has that been more true than now. Patient safety is always our priority and we are committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients and staff. Although many restrictions and guidelines have changed across the state, hospitals and health care providers continue to follow and high level of safety precautions.

Masks Are Required in Health Care Facilities

For the continued safety and well-being of staff, patients and visitors, masks and social distancing are still required in our hospitals and clinical care areas. This is required for everyone regardless of vaccination status.

Each facility may have different procedures, please follow the requests of staff and read the posted signs. If you have questions, please ask a staff member for assistance.

At Our Hospitals

As a leading health system, we have nationally renowned infection prevention specialists developing our protocols. Some of our safety steps include:

  • Universal masking for patients, visitor, and staff

  • Symptom screening daily of patients, employees and visitors

  • Universal testing of patients prior to procedures and upon admission

  • Changes in facilities to accommodate and promote social distancing

  • Advanced cleaning and sterilization, including UV light sterilization

Don't Delay the Care You Need

Our entire health system continues to safely treat patients with non-COVID-19 emergencies and time-sensitive medical needs, especially those with acute and chronic conditions.

If you have a medical emergency including chest pains, difficulty breathing or symptoms of stroke, don’t delay – call 911. Because emergencies do not wait until a pandemic is over, a number of measures have been put in place to safely care for all patients and all emergencies, including separate care areas, isolation units within the hospital, symptom screening and masking, and disinfecting of care areas.