CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System Updates Visitor Guidelines
As the demands of the current COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve in our community, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System and Longview Regional Health System want to keep our East Texas communities informed about updated visitor guidelines. Out of an abundance of caution, we are further limiting visitors to our hospitals and ERs.
Effective immediately and until further notice, we are restricting ALL visitors.
Exceptions will be made for:
- Maternity patients – 1 visitor
- Pediatric patients – 1 visitor
- Patients on comfort/end-of-life care
In effort to adhere to the social distancing guidelines our waiting rooms are also closed until further notice.
CHRISTUS Good Shepherd and Longview Regional remain safe places for all to receive quality care. Because our goal is to ensure our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care, we are following CDC guidelines and implementing these restrictions. While COVID-19 is new, our processes and procedures in place for infection prevention and preventing the spread of illness are not. From physicians and nurses, quality and safety experts to those responsible for ordering supplies and keeping the hospital clean — all of our Associates are involved in making sure we provide a safe environment for our patients. Every single day.
The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain of utmost importance. Beginning Monday, April 6, patients and visitors will be required to bring their own mask to wear while in our hospitals or outpatient clinics. You can learn more about how to make your own cloth masks by visiting the CDC website. Our health professionals providing care for presumed COVID-19 or known COVID-19 patients are expected to wear N95 respirator masks. Hospitalized patients do not have to wear a mask while in their rooms.