Mayo Clinic continues to support patients and address their health care concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have medical needs, please do not delay seeking care, whether it is COVID-19 related or not. Mayo Clinic has taken precautions to ensure we can safely care for you through both in-person and virtual care.
Optional masking in most patient areas
As of Monday, April 10, masking is optional for patients, visitors and staff in most patient care areas. This decision was made with careful consideration of our patients' needs and safety, and we remain dedicated to providing the highest quality of care possible. Mayo Clinic has consistently low rates of hospitalizations, mortality and community transmission levels.
Effective August 1, 2023, the State of Florida updated mask rules that align with Mayo Clinic policy. Masks may be recommended in certain care settings for the safety of patients and staff.
- Masking may be required if a person is exhibiting signs or symptoms of respiratory illness.
- Masking is recommended for high-risk immunocompromised patients. People who fall into this category will be notified while they are at Mayo Clinic.
Patients and visitors should contact Mayo Clinic before any appointments if mask accommodations are necessary.
Please note that before scheduling an appointment, you must notify your care team if you have had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 30 days.
Visitors are welcome in Mayo Clinic Hospital, the Emergency Department, and most care areas. Due to room size or patient care needs, care teams may limit the number of visitors permitted in a patient's room. As well, overnight visitors may be limited.
During this time, as always, the needs of our patients come first.