Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Update on COVID-19: April 28, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Elizabeth McCown
Director of Risk & Legal Affairs/Public Information Officer
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center
emccown@grmedcenter.com
830.401.7314

[Seguin, Texas] April 28, 2020 — As our state focuses on returning to business there is a likelihood that we will see an uptick in cases of COVID-19. Guadalupe Regional Medical Center has been preparing for this including contingency plans for caring for staff who may contract COVID-19.

What We Know: The total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Guadalupe County has risen to 73 including 46 recovered patients and 5 active cases in Seguin. We know that community transmission of COVID-19 is occurring in our region and expect to see cases for the foreseeable future. Our healthcare workers are treating COVID-19 patients. Guadalupe Regional Medical Center has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and every case has been reported to the Department of State Health Services. In partnership with the state, we have acted quickly to notify patients or employees those people have come in contact with.

Persons tested for COVID-19 are provided instructions on self-monitoring and isolating in place while awaiting results. GRMC follows Department of State Health Services’ guidelines requiring two negative tests for employees returning to work after a positive test for COVID-19.

What We Are Doing: GRMC takes the wellbeing and safety of our patients and staff seriously. We have been screening staff, patients, and limited visitors for fever and respiratory symptoms. GRMC has implemented universal masking of patients and employees, and we have been actively monitoring and preparing to manage the COVID-19 situation in our community.

What You Can Do: We encourage you to continue to practice good hygiene habits- wash your hands often for a full 20 seconds with soap and water, avoid touching your face, cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue and discard, clean highly used area with appropriate disinfectants, practice social distancing and wear a face covering when out in public. If you or someone in your family develop fever or respiratory symptoms, call your medical provider and follow their guidance.

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center is committed to providing our community with updated information as warranted during this challenging time.