The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity is calling for the reinstatement of universal mask mandates in hospitals and other healthcare facilities as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. The group was established during the pandemic to protect individuals who are particularly susceptible to COVID-19.
During the easing of public health restrictions in May, many health systems lifted their mask mandates. However, with the upcoming holiday season approaching, the coalition is urging these facilities to reconsider their masking policies. In response to this call, the group held a virtual press conference on Monday to address the issue.
The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity’s efforts to encourage the reintroduction of mask mandates in healthcare settings have garnered attention from the Boston Business Journal, highlighting the significance of this initiative.