The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity has called 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 coalition was established during the pandemic to protect individuals who are particularly susceptible to COVID-19.
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.