As the holiday season approaches, the Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity is advocating for the reinstatement of universal mask mandates in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The group was established during the pandemic to protect individuals who are particularly susceptible to COVID-19 and other respiratory 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 ongoing threat posed by COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. 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 various media outlets, including the Boston Business Journal, which highlighted the significance of this initiative.