Amid reports of rising rates of COVID-19 infection in more than 30 states, some high-traffic, high-contact industries such as air travel are starting to wean off firm masking rules. According to Becker’s Hospital Review April 19, the largest US airlines “dropped mask requirements for domestic flights” starting on April 18, and some hospitals are starting to follow suit.
Here are two examples of hospital facilities starting to relax masking rules:
Other hospitals and health systems, however, are remaining firm with their mask mandates regardless of state and federal guidance:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still says “it is generally safest to implement universal masking for everyone in a healthcare setting,” with the caveat that “allowances could be considered for healthcare professionals who are up to date with all recommended COVID-19 vaccination doses in facilities in counties with low to moderate community transmission,” Becker’s reported.Read More >>