Updates About Coronavirus Disease

At Scottish Rite for Children, the safety of our patients and staff is our number one priority. We have had a team closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and engaging daily with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local Health and Human Services departments, the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council and other government agencies as the situation evolves. Hospitals around the country are taking measures to minimize the risk of the COVID-19 being spread throughout the health care setting. 

Patient and Family Information
While we continue to see patients at our Dallas and Frisco campuses, we are encouraging our families to consider rescheduling their visit if not medically urgent. We are currently not seeing patients at our location at The Star. Here is what else you need to know:
  • Sick parents or caregivers are not permitted on any of our campuses. 
  • We are limiting patient families to only one healthy parent or guardian per patient. 
  • Siblings and minors are not permitted to visit. We understand how difficult it can be to make child care arrangements and plans for siblings. We are asking for your cooperation in making other arrangements for all siblings.
  • Families are encouraged to notify any friends or relatives planning on visiting of this change in procedures and ask them to stay home.
  • Per Governor Greg Abbott's latest Executive Order, all air travelers arriving from the following states and cities are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. 
    • New York
    • Connecticut
    • New Jersey
    • California
    • Louisiana (includes car travelers)
    • Washington
    • Atlanta, Georgia
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Detroit, Michigan
    • Miami, Florida
For any appointment questions, prescription needs or general information, please contact the appropriate department that can assist you. 

Other Guests Visiting Scottish Rite
We are limiting all non-essential non-staff, guests and visitors. All outside visits, meetings and events on all of our campuses are suspended until April 30. This includes guests visiting our conference centers and playgrounds and any non-essential meetings and events with outside vendors and contractors. 

Screening Procedures
Our screening procedures have expanded to include all guests entering a Scottish Rite campus at any entrance point. All guests will be stopped, asked questions according to the coronavirus screening criteria and their temperature will be taken. If deemed a potential risk based on fever (100.0 degrees or higher) or the responses to questions, they will be masked and escorted to a designated safe area for further evaluation.

Our entire leadership team is focused on the coronavirus issue and the well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue to provide updates as we see necessary in the coming days and weeks to ensure that we quickly announce any changes to our actions or processes.

For the latest updates regarding the coronavirus, visit the CDC website

*Photo courtesy of the CDC