September 1, 2020 by Austin McDaniel I have a disability that prevents me from wearing a mask safely, am I still required to wear a mask? Some people with disabilities may not be able to wear masks due to health and safety concerns. Individuals who state they have a disability that prevents them from safely wearing a mask should be allowed to enter a health care facility if doing so does not place others at risk or offered reasonable modifications to access the health care services. Reasonable modifications may include requiring use of a separate area for entrance/exit, exam, or treatment; scheduling these patients as the last appointments of the day; or increasing provider PPE. Please note modifications may not be an option if: • It would fundamentally alter the service provided. • It would create undue burden such as significant difficulty or expense. • The individual poses a direct threat to the health or safety of staff and/or patients.