Haskell Memorial Hospital, Stamford Hospital District Limit Visitors
Article by: Karen Wolf, Infection Control Nurse
HASKELL, Texas — Haskell Memorial Hospital and Stamford Hospital District continue to keep a close watch on the developing COVID-19 threat. At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, both campuses, including Stamford’s Country Elegance facility, are limiting visitors to immediate family only.
As an added precaution, clinics in Haskell and Stamford will be utilizing phone questionnaires to screen patients who call in for appointments. Screenings will include questions about recent travel, suspected symptoms, and other health information that would help identify a potential public health risk.
Proper hand hygiene remains the most effective means of reducing the spread of illness. The CDC recommends the following to further prevent illness:
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Stay home when sick
- Clean frequently touched surfaces
Haskell Memorial Hospital and Stamford Hospital District remain committed to serving our communities and delivering high-quality, compassionate care. Neither facility has experienced a case of COVID-19. Individuals are encouraged to stay home and call their healthcare provider if they are experiencing symptoms of an illness, including but not limited to fever, chills, body aches or coughing. More information about infection control and best practices can be found at www.haskellmemorialhospital.org.