Memorial Medical Center assesses visitations for patients amid Coronavirus outbreak

PORT LAVACA, Texas- Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca has issued visitation guidelines via their official Facebook page. These changes are now effective until further notice. The post is as follows:

To further protect the health of our patients, workforce and the community, and prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), Memorial Medical Center is modifying its visitor policy across all Memorial Medical Center campuses, effective Thursday, March 12th, 2020, until further notice.
The modified visitor policy limits the number of visitors per patient, restricts the number of access points and implements screening requests of all visitors.
• Visitation will be limited to two visitors (16 years or older) per patient.
• All visitors, including vendors and contractors, who are not seeking medical services will be expected to self-screen themselves and not enter the facility if they are sick with any symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or chills. If a visitor who is not seeking services enters the facility and is noted to have any of these symptoms by staff present, they will be asked to leave.
• For patients in isolation, visitation will be limited to one visitor (16years or older) per patient. These visitors will also be required to wear personal protective equipment and will not be permitted to visit common areas within the facility. Due to limitation of PPE resources, we may be forced to limit the number of visitors to 1 visitor per patient per day.