Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Update on COVID-19

 
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] March 16, 2020 — Guadalupe Regional Medical Center continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and has a preparedness plan in place for identifying, triaging, and treating patients with suspected COVID-19. According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 case list there continue to be no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Guadalupe County residents.

This afternoon Guadalupe Regional Medical Center emergency preparedness team met with Guadalupe County Emergency Management officials and Seguin Police Department to coordinate efforts as the community prepares for COVID-19. We are grateful for our community partnerships.

The safety of our visitors, patients, and staff is our top priority therefore; we are restricting the number of visitors to one visitor and no children under 13. These practices are in line with recent guidance from the Texas Department of Health and Human Services on prohibition of nonessential visitors. GRMC has limited entry to our facility so that our team of health care providers can screen for travel history, fever, and respiratory symptoms. Visitors may enter through the Patient Tower or Central Entrances to be screened and processed by staff. Visiting hours are 6am-6pm. After visiting hours all must enter though the emergency room.

GRMC will continue to update the community as this scenario unfolds.

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus

https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/health-care-facilities-regulation