The Massachusetts Coalition for Health Equity is advocating for the reinstatement of universal mask mandates in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. This move is intended to protect individuals from COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses as we enter the holiday season.
Founded during the pandemic to support those who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, the coalition held a virtual press conference on Monday to urge health systems to reconsider their masking policies. Many hospitals had lifted their mask mandates when the public health emergency was lifted in May.
The coalition’s efforts to bring attention to this issue were highlighted in a recent story by the Boston Business Journal.