Masking Requirements Change at HGMH

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2023

Alexandria, ON – Following new guidance from Public Health Ontario, masking requirements have recently changed at Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH).

Masks no longer need to be worn in public spaces and common areas, such as hallways, elevators, lobbies, waiting areas, and cafeteria. Patients and members of the public will not be required to wear a mask in common areas, however when visiting a patient or receiving care the public must wear a mask. Staff and physicians will continue to wear masks when entering a patient room, and when providing direct patient care in all areas of the hospital.

The situation surrounding the pandemic remains fluid, and HGMH will continue to closely monitor guidelines issued by Public Health Ontario. Should the need arise, HGMH is prepared to adjust their policies accordingly, prioritizing the well-being and safety of their patients, visitors, and staff above all else.

Support and cooperation from the community throughout these times is appreciated.


Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH) is a patient-centred primary care hospital that has been established in Alexandria, Ontario for over 50 years. HGMH provides acute care, complex continuing care, 24-hour emergency services, and rehabilitation to over 23,000 residents every year. Our team includes over 150 staff members, 50 Medical Staff members and 100 volunteers who all take pride in bringing quality health care to our local Eastern Ontario community.

For more information and media interviews:

Contact person: Robert Alldred-Hughes, President & CEO

613.525.2222 x4104


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