Baylor Scott & White Health, which has medical centers in Lakeway, Round Rock, Buda, South Austin, Marble Falls, Pflugerville and Taylor, says "We are taking many steps to enhance precautions at our care sites," in a press release.
It now has a designated entrances to prescreen visitors and patients to indentify people with respiratory illnesses that could be coronavirus. The hospitals also are not allowing anyone younger than 16 to enter as a visitor.
Baylor Scott & White is also looking at creating temporary structures outside its medical centers for additional screening and doing swabbing to test for the virus.
Patients also might be asked to reschedule procedures that are not urgent.