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Texas Health Hospital Rockwall Refines Visitor Policy As Community Spread of COVID-19 Increases

by Front Porch Rockwall

 

 

As community spread of COVID-19 continues to increase, Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is refining its visitor policy to protect patients and caregivers. The goal of the new policies is to limit exposure risk to patient and care teams, while reducing spread of infection in the community. The new visitor policy started on Sunday night.

Changes are:

HOSPITAL PATIENTS
•No visitors allowed. Exceptions will be considered for special circumstances, such as critically ill patients who may be at end of life

WOMEN’S SERVICES
•One visitor only for labor and delivery and post-partum patients.

NURSERY
•Two parents or guardians only in Nursery area.

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
•No visitors allowed in lobby or treatment areas.
•One visitor, but only if needed to support patients with impairment or mobility needs.

HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES
•No visitors allowed in lobby or treatment areas.
•One visitor, but only if needed to support patients with impairment or mobility needs.

Visitors must be at least 16 years of age and meet screening criteria each time they enter the facility. All visitors must follow all required precautions, including:
•Following social distancing guidelines of at least 6 feet distance from others
•Practicing good hand hygiene
•Following the directions of hospital staff

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