At Hoag Hospital, we value our employees, our physicians and our community. We demonstrate that value by following the best available science. The Hoag team has closely adhered to CDC guidelines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Initial assumptions that the novel coronavirus could only be transmitted by those exhibiting symptoms gave way in April to the realization that infected people without symptoms were unknowingly spreading the disease to others. The CDC responded to this new information by calling for universal masking in public spaces.