Contact: Emily Weatherly
Cuero, TX—In response to Governor Abbott’s recent rescinding of earlier executive orders on masking, Cuero Regional Hospital announced they will continue their universal masking policy in line with current CDC best practices. Per the continuation of their masking policy, all Cuero Health employees, visitors and patients are required to wear a mask while in a Cuero Health facility.
“During the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuero Health established important protocols to care for patients with infectious diseases and to ensure the safety of staff, physicians and visitors. Those processes will not change with Governor Abbott’s lifting of the state mask mandate, which takes effect on Wednesday, March 10,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health. “To assure a safe care environment, all Cuero Health departments will continue to practice proven tactics for controlling the spread of COVID-19, including universal masking and screening of all visitors, which is our policy. Patients or visitors who do not have approved masks will be given one upon entry at the screening staff.”
Science shows that community spread of this virus could increase the risk of mutations, posing potentially new and dangerous challenges and placing further burden on our already stretched healthcare heroes, said Falcone. Wearing a mask has proven to slow community spread of COVID. Cuero Health is encouraging all staff to continue to wear masks in public areas and to continue to practice social distancing.
‘While the vaccine rollout is promising, to date only a small fraction of our community is vaccinated, and there is still much work to be done,” said Falcone. “We urge everyone to stay vigilant in protecting their own health, as well as the health of family members, healthcare providers and our community by practicing proven tactics, including wearing a mask, frequent hand washing, maintaining social distancing and staying home when sick.”
“We appreciate our community’s support as we continue these best practices to protect those in our facilities and will continue to require masks at Cuero Regional Hospital and at our Cuero Health Clinics. We are all in this together, trying to do the next right thing to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19,” said Falcone.
For more information and the latest updates from Cuero Health, please visit www.cuerohospital.org or follow us on Facebook: Cuero Regional Hospital.