PORTALES, NM, March 19, 2020 – Roosevelt General Hospital (RGH) is taking precautions to safeguard
patients, visitors and staff against the spread of COVID-19. Beginning
this morning, the RGH Café will no longer be open to the community
for dining. Closure to the public came on the heels of the recently modified
public health order, which went into effect today.
The public health order mandates that food establishments must close to
dine-in customers; (only take-out and home delivery are permitted). Therefore,
as of today, RGH Café will not be open to the public for dine-in.
Signs have been posted at both entryways to the cafeteria regarding this
mandate. The door from the café to the outdoor patio is now locked
and is only available by employee badge access.
The cafeteria is a designated employee break room and this allows for employees
to continue receiving their meals for the café. However, tables
should not seat more than six persons at a time and tables have been placed
six feet apart to adhere to the mandate.
Patients will not be affected by the newly updated mandate and will continue
to receive dietary services as normal.
“At this time, those who accompany patients to the hospital will
be permitted to visit the RGH Café,” stated Jeanette Orrantia,
Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Planning for Roosevelt General
Hospital. “But as each day progresses, more adjustments may be made.”
Roosevelt General Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive patient
care for residents throughout Roosevelt County, New Mexico and surrounding
areas. RGH offers a 24/7 physician-staffed emergency room, full spectrum
inpatient and outpatient services, general surgery, laboratory, imaging
services, physical therapy and respiratory services