Coronavirus: Shannon Health System Further Restricts VisitationPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Shannon Medical Center has announced an update to the current visitation policy. The policy has changed multiple times throughout the pandemic as hospitals adjust to fluctuating COVID-19 cases.
In a press release the hospital announced that beginning Monday, July 6, no visitors will be allowed in the Emergency Department. Patients under the age of 18 may have one parent or caregiver allowed with them.
One designated essential visitor will be allowed within inpatient facilities. This policy change applies to the Acute Care units, Women’s & Children’s Hospital, and Surgical Services.
Also, no visitors are allowed within Shannon’s Skilled Nursing or Behavioral Health units at this time.
Designated visitors will be screened upon entry to the facility. Any visitor screening positive for the symptoms of fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter the facility.
Visitors are asked to bring a mask to the hospital and should wear it in common areas or while providers and staff are present in the patient’s room.
No visitors under age 18 allowed at this time.
Patients at end-of-life may have a very limited number of visitors who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit. This will be coordinated with the family by the patient’s care team.
"We appreciate your cooperation and understanding to help prevent the potential spread of illness during this time."
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