Coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 22, 2020

Huntsville Memorial Hospital implemented a policy that requires all of our staff to wear face masks while at work. Proper PPE will be worn in isolation rooms, but any homemade or store bought mask will be worn when not in isolation in order to protect all of our patients.

March 23, 2020

Huntsville Memorial Hospital continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow strict protocols. In a press release by the Office of Emergency Management on 3/22/2020, there is a confirmed positive case in Walker County. In an attempt to decrease the risk of a community spread, Huntsville Memorial Hospital will be following several recommended measures from the CDC and Governor Abbott’s Executive Order to minimize the risk of spread of this coronavirus infection.

Starting Tuesday, 3/24/2020 at 7am, the front entrance to the hospital will close and remain closed until further notice. The Emergency Department entrance will be the entrance for the allowed public and patients. The hospital will NOT ALLOW visitors due to the increased risk to our patients and staff. The only exceptions will be a parent/guardian for our pediatric patients, 1 support person for our Labor and Delivery patients. Visitor must be 18yrs old or over. Screening will continue at this entrance.

Our Emergency Department will not be allowing visitors. Family and drivers of our patients are asked to remain in their vehicle until the patient is discharged. 1 parent of pediatric patients will be allowed. Extenuating circumstances will be addressed by our House Supervisor or Administrator on call.

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order dictates that all elective surgeries, procedures, therapies and tests be postponed until 11:59 pm on April 21, 2020. Our physicians have been informed that only urgent surgeries, procedures, therapies and tests will be performed. Our staff will notify patients if their procedures have been delayed.

We are asking that all visitors with exposure stay away from the hospital. If you do not have symptoms, please do not come to the Emergency Department to be tested because our resources are stretched. Anyone needing emergency services may continue to come seeking healthcare.

AHA-AMA-ANA Urge Americans to stay home to combat COVID-19

Useful Links:

CDC website

Texas Department of Health Services - DSHS has a decidated call center that is available Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please call 1-877-570-9779.

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