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Baylor Scott & White Health Alters Visitation Policy as COVID-19 Cases Again Surge

Most patients treated at BSW Health facilities will be restricted to one visitor at a time

Baylor Scott & White Health is altering visitation policies at their facilities due to the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The hospital group said in a tweet Tuesday that patients being treated for a condition other than COVID-19 will be allowed only one visitor at a time and that the visitor must be over the age of 16.

BSW Health said patients in neonatal intensive care units or pediatric units for conditions other than COVID-19 will be allowed up to two guests.

"We are continuing to restrict visitors for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19, except in certain circumstances," the company said. "Thank you for your understanding as we take this step to keep our patients, caregivers, and visitors safe."

BSW Health told NBC 5 Wednesday they were requiring all of their "employees, providers, volunteers, vendors, students, and contract staff" to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 1.

"Whether you are a patient, family member, or employee, you can be assured that we have taken every measure to protect you," BSW Health said in their statement about requiring vaccinations.

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