Baylor Scott and White Hospital implements new visitor policy

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COVID-19 pushes facility to restrict visitor access.

Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Waxahachie has imposed new restrictions on visitor access in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 throughout the medical facility.

Last week, the hospital suspended its visitor policy and began restricting who can visit patients.

Now, visitors must meet certain exemptions, including one visitor over 16 years old for visiting pediatric/NICU patients, labor and delivery patients, patients undergoing a surgery, patients with disabilities, or patients receiving end-of-life care.

Additionally, approved visitors will also be screened and must wear a face mask at all times while in the hospital.

The move comes as a response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Ellis County as elsewhere throughout the state. Since the state began lifting precautions on businesses and public gatherings in late spring, the spread of the novel coronavirus has picked up pace, placing the state among the hotspots around the globe for COVID-19 risk.


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1 thought on “Baylor Scott and White Hospital implements new visitor policy”

  1. I thought the hospital was already implementing most of those restrictions already.

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