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Hendrick Health encourages Texans to mask-on

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Hendrick Health encourages Texans to mask-on

In light of Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order (GA-34), which lifts the state’s mask mandate and COVID-19 restrictions for businesses, Hendrick Health would like to reinforce the importance of continuing to follow the CDC’s guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including wearing a mask.

At Hendrick Health facilities, all patients, visitors and staff are still required to wear a mask, covering their nose and mouth, until further notice. This requirement includes those who have been vaccinated. Hendrick will also continue the screening process for all individuals who enter our facilities, in accordance with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s guidelines.

While Hendrick continues to be encouraged by the declining COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases in our area, along with the increasing numbers of vaccinated residents, it is too early to let up on the evidence-based practices that have kept Texans safe over the last year. With new COVID-19 variants quickly spreading across our communities, masking up, physically distancing from others and practicing good hand hygiene are all the more important to protect each other, to help stop the spread and to reduce transmission of these mutations.

We’re proud that organizations and businesses in our community have been supportive of efforts to stop the spread and flatten the COVID-19 curve. We would like all community organizations, businesses and local government officials to join us in encouraging the continuation of mask wearing, physical distancing and good hand hygiene. Just as the Governor stated in his press conference, the end of the state mandate does not end personal responsibility. It is up to every resident to help protect their neighbors, friends and families. It takes every single one of us working together to get our community back to normalcy.