The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity is calling on healthcare facilities to reinstate universal mask mandates as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses during the upcoming holiday season. The coalition, established during the pandemic to protect individuals who are particularly susceptible to COVID-19, has expressed concern over the easing of public health restrictions in May that led many health systems to lift their mask mandates.
In response to this development, the coalition held a virtual press conference on Monday to address the issue and emphasize the importance of reinstating masking policies in healthcare settings. The Boston Business Journal has taken notice of the coalition’s efforts, highlighting their significance in protecting vulnerable populations from potential outbreaks during the holiday season.
The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity believes that mask mandates should be reinstated in healthcare facilities as a way to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. The group is urging healthcare systems to take proactive measures to protect patients and staff by implementing mask mandates and other infection control protocols. By doing so, they hope to ensure that everyone can enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.