The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity is advocating for the reinstatement of universal mask mandates in hospitals and other healthcare facilities as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses as the holiday season approaches. The group, which was established during the pandemic to protect individuals who are particularly susceptible to COVID-19, believes that masking policies should be reconsidered in light of the ongoing threat posed by these illnesses.
In response to the easing of public health restrictions in May, many health systems lifted their mask mandates. However, the coalition is urging these facilities to reconsider their masking policies in light of the upcoming holiday season. To further emphasize their stance, 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.