VISITATION GUIDELINE UPDATE
The Health and Human Service Commission (“HHSC”) has issued enhanced emergency rules requiring additional actions by nursing facilities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Limited outdoor visitation procedures are allowed once the following criteria have been met:
- No confirmed COVID-19 positive staff in last 14 days.
- No active positive cases in residents.
- Any facility previously experiencing an outbreak that has fully recovered must be adequately staffed and following adequate infection control procedures.
- Facility staff are being tested for COVID-19 weekly.
Once these criteria are met, HHSC must provide written approval before any facility visits can begin. We will begin testing all facility staff once the COVID-19 testing machine is received from the Federal government. We will also update our Facebook page with the latest information about visitations. We want to assure you that we are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.