ARUP Blood Services Mask Policy
We are encouraged by rising vaccination rates and declining daily COVID-19 case counts in Utah. However, the risk of spreading COVID-19 remains a significant concern, and one of the best ways to continually protect one another is by wearing masks. Regardless of changing state, county, or city guidelines, all ARUP donors, workforce members, vendors, and visitors will be required to continue wearing approved face masks (well-secured paper or cloth masks that cover the mouth and nose) when entering ARUP facilities and blood drives.
As infection risks decline and vaccination rates climb, we will reevaluate this mask policy and adjust it as appropriate. However, even postpandemic, we will still encourage mask wearing by individuals at increased risk and by those who suspect they may have had recent exposures to any respiratory infection.
If you feel unable to comply with our mask policy, please consider rescheduling your appointment for a later date.
If you have any questions, please call 801-584-5272.
For Platelet Donors
To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and as a courtesy to others, you must wear masks at all times, except for brief periods while you are eating, drinking, or taking calcium tablets. Prolonged periods of mask removal are not permitted, even when eating or drinking. Masks need to be worn between bites and sips.
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