Amarillo VA after 3 COVID-19 safety protocol levels for visitors, patients
Amarillo VA after 3 COVID-19 safety protocol levels for visitors, patients

Amarillo VA after 3 COVID-19 safety protocol levels for visitors, patients

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) – The Amarillo VA Healthcare System announced that it will follow three levels of Coronavirus protocols for visitors and patients.

A news release from Amarillo VA said the three levels of health protection are low, medium and high, based on new COVID-19 cases and the percentage of positive tests.

This new protocol is in line with the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s levels of Community Transmission.

Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center is currently at level medium. The levels will be updated on Monday.

“Our local veterans are determined to receive their care at our facility and we want to keep them safe during the ups and downs of the COVID-19 community spread,” said Dr. Rodney Gonzalez, AVAHCS Director. “Instead of increasing or decreasing access to care, safety protocols will be adjusted based on COVID-19 levels in society.”

Masks are required for the three levels, but the requirements for self-screening, visitation and physical distance will vary.

  • Low: masks are required, self-screening is required, visitors are welcome and physical distance is not required
  • Medium: masks are required, self-screening is required, visitors are welcome and physical distance is not required
  • High: masks are required, self-screening is required, only veteran carers are welcome and physical distance is required

Before you visit, current protection levels may be seen here.

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