Seminole Hospital District has remained open and operational since the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year. We strive to continue providing our published health care services as we continue to manage this disease. As you know, the number of COVID-19 cases in West Texas continues to increase and we remain diligent to ensure we do our part to minimize cases in Gaines County. The good news is that there are many exciting developments regarding therapeutics and vaccinations and we hope they will be available in the coming months.
For COVID-19 testing, the District is not a designated testing center. We have an obligation to test inpatients admitted to our hospital, certain outpatients who have symptoms (with provider order for testing), and patients scheduled for surgery. In addition, we have a state requirement to regularly test residents and staff in our nursing home and assisted living facilities. We remain limited in our ability to provide broad testing capability due to the obligations above and availability of testing supplies. We sincerely hope this improves in the near future. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we combat this continued pandemic.
In the meantime, please follow the guidance below: