COVID-19 Mask, Screening Protocols

Woman wearing a surgical mask

As new cases and the case positivity rate of COVID-19 decline in the Tampa Bay area and across Florida, Moffitt is updating our mask policy. Effective March 6, masks are no longer required in Moffitt facilities.

The exception: Masks are still required by patients, visitors and team members in:

  • BMT-CI inpatient and clinic rooms
  • Malignant Hematology inpatient and clinic rooms

Masks are available at all entrances, information desks and registration for anyone who prefers to wear one.

For Patients and Visitors with COVID Symptoms or Positive Test: Moffitt does not require patients, visitors or family members to complete a health screening upon entry to a Moffitt facility. For the safety of our patients, visitors and family members should not visit a Moffitt campus if they are not feeling well and experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. For patients who are COVID-19 positive or experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please call ahead to speak to your care team and tell the registration desk when you arrive. Wear a mask at all times when in a Moffitt facility.

If you have an upcoming appointment and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please call the Patient Care Hotline at 813-745-8000 before coming to Moffitt:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For anyone who has had close contact or a known exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the past 10 days, you should wear a face mask at all times during the visit.

We are limiting patient entry points to the main entrances of:

  • Red and Blue Valet at the Moffitt Cancer Center hospital on the Magnolia campus
  • Gold Valet at the Muriel Rothman Clinic Building on the Magnolia campus
  • Moffitt Research Center on the Magnolia campus
  • Schulze Family Foundation Outpatient Center at the McKinley campus
  • Moffitt Cancer Center at International Plaza

Please note, the Gold and Blue valet parking entrances will close at 7 p.m. After 7 p.m., please enter through the Red Valet hospital entrance instead.