Masking Still Required at Henry County Medical Center

PARIS, TN –Keeping our partners and patients safe is our number one priority at Henry County Medical Center.  Though Henry County’s masking order expired on March 27, our facilities still REQUIRE MASKS in order to safeguard against virus transmission and to follow current CDC recommended guidelines for the healthcare industry.

“We continue to monitor the situation weekly and make adjustments to our policies and procedures related to COVID-19 based on recommendations by state and federal guidelines as well as positivity and vaccination rates in the county,” said Lisa Casteel, CEO at HCMC.  “We are proud of our county for the reduced positivity rates and our 25% vaccination rate.  We have seen a few cases in our facility during March. With increased activity including Spring Break, the upcoming holiday weekend, and the Fish Fry activities at the end of April, we want to continue to monitor and ensure the safety of both our patients and staff, hence, the continued masking and current visitation policies that went into effect March 1.”

Though we do continue with masking, we have opened our facility for activities such as classes, support groups, and screenings with limited capacity.  To learn more about upcoming events, go to and select classes and screenings.  Also, our HCMC Volunteer Auxiliary has returned to volunteering, which means the Pink Petal Gift Shop is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If you are interested in volunteering, please call 731-644-8266 to learn more.

As schedules and policies continue to change, HCMC will keep information on our website, and on our social media platforms. Additionally, HCMC continues to provide information on testing, hospitalizations, and deaths within our organization weekly.  HCMC Administration continues to follow the CDC guidelines as well as the TN Department of Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our patients, families, partners, and community.

How you can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as Coronavirus:

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard in a trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your health care provider.  To learn more, go to our website at or go to the CDC website at

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region.  Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Additionally, HCMC owns and operates 7 provider clinics in various specialties.  Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For more information: