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CHRISTUS will allow patients to bring a visitor starting on Friday

"We also understand how family, neighbors and members of the community play an important role in healing."

BEAUMONT, Texas — CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System announced Thursday it is changing its policies to allow patients to bring a visitor along with them to CHRISTUS facilities starting on Sept. 11. 

"This could include surgical or procedural patients, those coming for lab work or imaging needs such as CTs or MRIs or X-rays, emergency visits or other health care needs," CHRISTUS said in a news release.  

The health and safety of patients, visitors and staff continues to be the top priority for CHRISTUS Southeast Texas according to the release. 

"However, we also understand how family, neighbors and members of the community play an important role in healing. Therefore, we are revising our visitor policy," the release said.

Visitors will go through a screening process and should bring their own face mask to wear at all times in side CHRISTUS facilities. Social distancing will also be required. 

From a CHRISTUS Southeast Texas news release: 

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System to Revise Visitor Guidelines

(Beaumont, TX, September 10, 2020) – The health and safety of our patients, visitors, Associates and our communities remain the top priority at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. However, we also understand how family, neighbors and members of the community play an important role in healing. Therefore, we are revising our visitor policy.

Beginning Friday, September 11, 2020, patients will be allowed one visitor at a time, per patient to accompany them while in a CHRISTUS Southeast Texas facility. This could include surgical or procedural patients, those coming for lab work or imaging needs such as CTs or MRIs or X-rays, emergency visits or other health care needs.

All visitors should be prepared to go through a screening process upon entering our facilities. In addition, visitors should bring their own face mask and wear it all times while inside our facilities. Visitors will also be expected to practice appropriate social distancing, especially in common areas like waiting rooms and lobbies. These guidelines help us to maintain safe environments for our patients, visitors and Associates.

We thank our communities for their understanding and cooperation during the course of these visitor policy changes.