New Masking Policies
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2021
I am sure many of you have heard that the CDC recently modified their recommendations in regards to masking indoors. As a result Augusta Health Fitness Leadership in conjunction with our infectious disease specialists and senior leadership have made the tough decision to convert back to a universal indoor masking policy. I know this is not what any of us were hoping for, but putting this in place is a necessary step to protect our community members and our team members. Augusta County is now in the moderate level of community transmission and the Delta variant is projected to continue to grow in prevalence. There will be no changes to current programming at this time other than the universal indoor masking. The only exceptions to the universal indoor masking would be singles indoor tennis once they are on court, swimming, and outdoor programming as was the case previously.
This change will be effective Friday July 30th to allow time for the message to get out. I appreciate your understanding and patience with our staff as they are just the messengers. Please reach out to me directly with any questions you might have in regards to this change.
Stephanie E.Cleaver Mims
PT, DPT, MBA
Director of Therapy and Fitness