Kerrville, TX – Due to the recent surge in positive COVID-19 cases and variants, Peterson Health has elevated protocols for hospital visitation.
As of August 2nd, Peterson Health is not allowing children 16 years and younger to enter the hospital. Shares Audrey Cortez, Director of Patient Experience, “We know this is difficult for both the patients and their family or friends and we apologize, but the restrictions are critical in order to protect the health of our patients and employees and to help contain the spread of COVID-19. We are seeing large numbers of children congregating in the hospital and visiting family and we have no way of verifying if they are vaccinated or not. We feel strongly that limiting visitation can mitigate the spread of COVID and any variants.”
Peterson Health continues to make it a requirement that all visitors, employees, and guests wear masks, including non-clinical staff. Clinical staff in direct patient care have been wearing masks from the very beginning of the onset of COVID and all Peterson employees will continue to wear masks as recommended by the CDC.
Peterson Health is grateful for the understanding and cooperation of the community during this difficult time.
Still unvaccinated? Peterson Health offers vaccines through Peterson Urgent Care.
Currently, we are offering the Johnson & Johnson or Moderna vaccines. Appointments can be made by calling 830.258.7373, select Option 2, with openings Tuesday and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30am or 4:30–5:30pm or Saturdays between 8:00–9:00am.
For more information on visitation restrictions, contact Audrey Cortez, Director of Patient Experience for Peterson Health at 830.258.7841. For questions and answers regarding COVID-19, visit our COVID-19 News page.