Coronavirus Information & Testing

Coronavirus Information

CapRock Health System is dedicated to serving our community during this pandemic. We are working tirelessly to ensure that the incredible care you’ve come to rely on will not skip a beat. Please carefully review the information below to learn more about how you can better protect yourself and how CapRock is working to serve you.

COVID TESTING UPDATE

Please note that CapRock Health System’s Covid testing procedures have changed. If you are in need of a Covid test, CapRock no longer provides public testing upon request. However, if you are being evaluated at one of our facilities as a patient, our doctors may choose to screen you using a rapid, PCR-based Covid test.  Additionally, your personal doctor may also order a rapid, PCR-based COVID test to be performed at CapRock on an outpatient basis.

STATEMENT REGARDING EXE. ORDER (GA-34) – RELAXED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

As we have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic during this extremely difficult year, one of the challenges we have faced is to remain aware of current guidelines and restrictions. 

Therefore, in response to Governor Abbott’s Executive order (GA-34) relaxing restrictions related to the control of COVID-19, CapRock Health wants to clarify to our patients, visitors, and staff the restrictions that remain in place for all who visit our facilities.

CapRock will continue to follow the CDC and other evidence-based sources’ recommendations to protect the safety of all those who enter our facilities.  Therefore, until further guidance is available, we will continue our current screening procedures, distancing, hand hygiene, masking, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and other sanitation efforts that we are confident reduce the risk of infection for all our visitors and the community at large.

SHOULD I BE TESTED?

Per the CDC, symptoms of the Coronavirus may appear 2-14 days after exposure, and include:

TYPICAL SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

EMERGENT SYMPTOMS

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

Should you experience any of the typical symptoms, we encourage you to get tested.

I THINK I’VE BEEN EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS, HOW CAN I PROTECT OTHERS?

Per the CDC’s website, if you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have it, follow the steps below to help protect other people in your home and community.

  • Stay home (except to get medical care)
  • Stay in touch with your doctor
  • Avoid public transportation
  • Stay away from others (including other people in your home)

HOW DO I STAY UP-TO-DATE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS?

For the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus, we recommend visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, which includes extensive information on symptoms, safety, and treatment.

CAN I STILL BE SEEN AT CAPROCK FOR NON-COVID-19 RELATED CONCERNS?

YES. As stated above, we are working tirelessly to ensure that all CapRock facilities and services remain available to the public. CapRock Health System facilities, including CapRock Hospital, CapRock 24-Hour Emergency Center, are still maintaining our stated hours of service and full-service lines.

HOW IS CAPROCK ENSURING THE SAFETY OF ITS PATIENTS?

CapRock administration and staff have implemented numerous processes and plans, based on recommendations from the CDC, the state and local health departments, local and national infectious disease specialists, and our Infection Control team. Our hospital is equipped with negative pressure rooms and is completely HEPA filtered to further reduce the chance of transmission. Our no-wait capabilities at our hospital prevent large numbers of patients from sitting closely in the waiting rooms.