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Discontinued Masking Requirements for Unvaccinated Healthcare Workers

The CDC has determined that incidence of influenza in Texas is now local, which means that outbreaks of influenza or increases in cases of influenza-like illness have occurred in a single region of the state. This region does not include Galveston or surrounding counties. We have not detected influenza A recently and have had only sporadic cases of influenza B.

Effective March 31, healthcare workers who have not been vaccinated with the 2013-2014 influenza vaccine are no longer required to wear a mask when in contact with patients. 

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