March 2021 Newsletter & Mask Info

Mask Mandate Announcement

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Health & Safety

With the announcement of the Texas mask mandate lift, Beansprout Pediatrics wants to confirm that we will continue requiring the use of face masks for all staff members as well as all patients upon entry at our Beecave, Spicewood, Dripping Springs & Belterra Offices. The Texas Medical Association, Travis County Medical Society, Austin Public Health, and CDC all advise continued social distancing and wearing masks in order to ensure the health & safety of our community. We will continue offering Virtual Visits, Curbside Testing, & in office well-check/physical visits at this time.

Thank you for supporting Beansprout Pediatrics during these unprecedented times and for keeping our community healthy & growing strong.

Sincerely,

Drs. Grant and Temple

Behind the Mask

Masks are an important part of daily life that need no introduction. While many have adapted to wearing masks in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19, many people still have questions about the effectiveness of masks. Here is what the CDC advises based on their findings:

Your mask protects those around you

Your mask is a barrier that prevents respiratory droplets, which can contain the COVID-19 virus, from reaching others. Studies show that masks reduce the spray of droplets when worn over the nose & mouth. You should wear a mask even when you do not feel sick, and a mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

Masks help protect you

Just as your mask is a barrier preventing droplets from your person reaching others, masks can act as a filter & reduce the amount of infectious material you breath in. Multiple layers of cloth with higher thread counts have been shown to be more effective than single layers of cloth.

CDC Mask Guidelines