Published on August 10, 2021

Pella Regional Encourages Masking as COVID-19 and RSV Cases Increase

PELLA, Iowa–Pella Regional Health Center is concerned about the growing spread of COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in our communities. Pella Regional wants to encourage the public over age two, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks when around others in indoor settings due to our region being in a substantial or high COVID-19 transmission area as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To avoid contracting or spreading respiratory infections, including COVID-19 and RSV, the public is encouraged to:

  • Practice frequent hand hygiene
  • Keep hands away from the face, as germs spread easily this way
  • Cover coughs/sneezes and wear a mask or face covering
  • Stay home when feeling unwell