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Press conference today (1/8) at 3 p.m.: Flu widespread in RI; Unvaccinated healthcare workers required to wear masks

WHAT: A press conference announcing the declaration of influenza to be widespread in Rhode Island. This declaration will require healthcare workers in the state who have not been vaccinated to wear surgical masks when involved in direct patient care, as required by Rhode Island regulations.

WHO: James McDonald, MD, MPH, Chief Administrative Officer, Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, Rhode Island Department of Health; Utpala Bandy, MD, MPH, Director, Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Rhode Island Department of Health; Patricia Raymond, RN, MPH, Chief, Preventative Services and Community Practices Team, Rhode Island Department of Health; Tricia Washburn, Chief, Office of Immunization, Rhode Island Department of Health

WHEN: Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Rhode Island Department of Health; 3 Capitol Hill, Providence Rhode Island, 02908; Auditorium (lower level)

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Department or agency: Department of Health

Online: http://www.health.ri.gov

Release date: 01-08-2014

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