Updates to Henry J. Austin Health Center’s Mask Policy

As of April 18, 2023, Governor Phill Murphy announced that the state of New Jersey no longer has a statewide universal directive mandating people to wear masks in healthcare settings. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) will continue to monitor community transmission rates to ensure a safe environment for patients to receive care without risking exposure to the virus. 

HJAHC has continuously communicated pandemic updates to patients to keep the community informed about the latest information and recommendations. HJAHC will still monitor community transmission rates to ensure patient safety. Upon entering an HJAHC facility, individuals will be asked to wear a mask if they experience symptoms like fever, rash, cough, and congestion. If a patient is brought from a public space into a clinical space for direct patient care, like the lab or medical appointment, patients will be asked to wear a mask. People who feel more comfortable wearing a mask at all times may continue to do so. Wearing a mask is the best practice to protect staff and others from getting sick. 

If you need a COVID-19 test, vaccine, or booster, visit www.henryjaustin.org/services or call 609-278-5900. 

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