We have built a safety plan designed to evaluate each patient's case individually as we determine the need for certain safety measures, including COVID-19 testing. In some cases, patients will be tested for active infection; in other cases, caregivers will treat patients under the assumption they are COVID-19-positive, and caregivers will take appropriate measures consistent with CDC guidelines.
While we postponed many surgeries and procedures following the governor's March executive orders, we also—in compliance with those orders—continued to safely treat thousands of patients with emergent conditions.
Recently, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order intended to preserve hospital capacity in counties that have experienced a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations. These restrictions apply only to hospitals, not surgery centers or physician offices.