In light of recent announcements from the city, county, and state officials around mask mandates, we would like to reinforce the importance of mask-wearing. We are continuing to follow the CDC guidelines and recommendations. All patients, visitors, and staff are still required to wear a mask in our facilities, even once vaccinated.
While we continue to be encouraged by the declining COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, coupled with increasing vaccinations, we cannot let up on the evidence-based practices that have helped keep Texans safe over the last year. With new COVID-19 variants quickly spreading across our communities, masking up, distancing from others, and practicing hand hygiene is essential to help stop the spread and reduce transmission of these mutations.
Thank you for understanding and for helping us protect our patients, families, and employees.