Visitor Access Due to COVID-19,
Precautions and How You can Help
Bridgemoor Transitional Care is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for coordination and guidance. The safety of Bridgemoor Transitional Care patients and employees remains our top priority.
On Wednesday, March 11, we implemented new measures limiting visitor access. On March 13, we updated these measures to comply with new CMS guidelines prohibiting, all visitors, including family members, from entering our facilities. Per Governor Abbott’s March 19, 2020, Executive Order No. 3, only visitors providing critical assistance are allowed to enter our facilities.
While we understand this may be an inconvenience to patients and families, it is important that we ensure our patients and staff remain safe during this time. We are very sorry to have to restrict visitation, especially for family, and we appreciate your understanding.
We are prepared to implement these new measures for as long as needed, but we do not have a predetermined timeline.
With a growing number of confirmed cases in Texas, we remain focused on taking all the necessary steps to protect our patients, their families, health care providers and community.
We screen all who are authorized to enter our facilities and prohibit entry to any who do not meet screening criteria. We implement personal protective equipment (PPE) protocols as outlined by the CDC, and we are not accepting any patients or residents who are suspected of having COVID-19.
How You Can Help
The worldwide shortage of PPE, including masks, is a reality that we are addressing. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC to conserve our PPE, and are accepting donations.
- N95 masks, surgical masks and fabric masks
- Disposable gloves
- Industrial soap
- Antibacterial/disinfectant wipes
We accept drop-off donations at all of our facilities, however we do ask that you call the main phone number at your local facility to schedule a delivery. A list of our locations can be found here.
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local health departments, the Texas Department of State Health Services Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub and the CDC’s (COVID-19) hub.