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Hospital flu masks raise questions
Chico Enterprise Record

It’s become a national trend — and a sometimes controversial one — for hospitals to require employees to wear masks if they haven’t had flu shots, said Dr. Mark Lundberg, Butte County’s health officer. Last week, Enloe Medical Center adopted a mask policy. It says staff members who haven’t been vaccinated must wear masks if they enter patients’ rooms or come within six feet of patients. Oroville Hospital officials said they were considering taking the same step.