On May 11, 2023, the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency will end, and Massachusetts will also lift certain requirements for health care facilities that had been in place to protect public health and safety. As of May 12, 2023, universal masking will no longer be required at Acton Medical Associates for patients or staff.
All patients will continue to be screened for respiratory illness and COVID-19 exposure history through our same day symptom screening process or upon check-in for appointments.
Optional masking is supported at Acton Medical Associates, and surgical masks will continue to be available for those who choose to wear a mask. Please be respectful of our care team members and other patients and visitors who may choose to mask while at our practices.
If you are experiencing symptoms, you will be required to wear a mask to decrease the risk of illness transmission within our facilities.
Acton Medical Associates may reinstitute universal masking at any time, such as in the event of increased COVID-19 transmission or based on the recommendation of public health authorities.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity, and we recommend ongoing infection prevention measures such as frequent hand-washing, COVID-19 vaccination, staying home when you are ill, and getting tested when needed. For more information, visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, and its COVID-19 Prevention webpage.