We were the first medical facility to make masks mandatory for all staff and later for all patients entering our facilities.
We have been involved in this pandemic from the beginning. We have been monitoring our number of positive COVID patients for months, as well we have also been monitoring the flu, its prevalence and its complications.
Although CDC removed all mask restrictions including those for medical facilities months ago, we held out and maintained our mandatory mask policy for employees until now!
Although it remains our policy to encourage all to protect themselves and others at all times, we are now making it optional for our employees to wear masks.