Visitation and Visitor Screening
Please as per the Texas Department of State Health Services, effective today, visitation may resume as normal and the requirement to conduct visitor screenings for COVID-19 has been lifted.
For the safety of our patients and our staff, Carrus Health will continue to exercise caution and maintain the guidelines listed below:
- All staff and visitors will be required to wear surgical masks while in the building at all times.
- Masks are supplied at all entrances. Surgical Face Mask must be worn appropriately at all times.
- All staff and visitors must follow proper infection prevention practices, including masking, hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing.
- All staff in clinical care areas will wear eye protection.
- Visitation Hours: 7 AM to 9 PM
- CCU Visitation Hours:
- 9 AM – 1 PM
- 3 PM – 6:30 PM
- 7:30 PM – 9 PM
- Visitors will not be permitted for patients with confirmed COVID-19.
Please see correspondence below, as published by the state:
Expiring Emergency Rules for Hospital and Psychiatric Hospital Visitor Screening and Access in Response to COVID-19
The following emergency rules, concerning hospital and private psychiatric hospital visitor screening and access, expire on March 23, 2021:
- §133.51, Visitor Screening and Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in Texas Administrative Code Title 25 (25 TAC), Part 1, Chapter 133, and
- §510.48, Visitor Screening and Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic, in Texas Administrative Code Title 26 (26 TAC), Part 1, Chapter 510, Subchapter C.
Effective March 24, 2021, hospitals and psychiatric hospitals are no longer required by emergency rule to screen visitors for COVID-19 and restrict visitor access. Hospitals licensed under Health and Safety Code (HSC) Chapter 241 and private psychiatric hospitals licensed under HSC Chapter 577 are still required by standard rule to:
- Provide a sanitary environment to avoid sources and transmission of infections and communicable diseases; and
- Ensure policies governing prevention, control, and surveillance of infections and communicable diseases are developed, implemented, and enforced.
As a Healthcare Provider, our top priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff, providers, and community. Please continue to take personal responsibility, and do your part to prevent the spread of the virus. Thank you all for your commitment to keeping our patients safe.
Chief Quality Officer