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Baylor Scott & White enhances visitor precautions starting March 16

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 15:19:13-04

All visitors and patients will use designated entrances and be screened upon arrival at Baylor Scott & White hospitals.

Beginning Monday, March 16, at 8 a.m., visitors and patients will use designated entrances and be screened upon arrival.

Visitors will undergo a short screening at the designated entry points.

This screening is based on CDC guidelines for identifying respiratory illnesses, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Patients will continue to be screened at registration.

If a visitor answers "yes" to any of the questions below, our team will ask if they need medical assistance. If yes, we will transport the visitor to the ED. If no, we will kindly ask that they return home and contact their primary care provider.

Screening questions:

  • "Have you felt feverish or experienced respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath?"
  • "Within the past 14 days, have you traveled to countries that are on travel restriction, including China, Iran, South Korea or most of Europe*?"
  • "Have you been in contact with someone who has, or is suspected to have, COVID-19?"

Baylor Scott & White says they are taking many proactive steps to protect the health and well-being of our communities. Out of an abundance of caution, we are enhancing visitor precautions.