Visitor Restriction Update

Visitor Restriction Update

06-Apr-2020

 

In order to provide a greater degree of protection against the spread of COVID-19 to patients, staff, and the community, Pomerene is implementing additional visitor restrictions until further notice. Effective Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at 12:01 a.m., visitors (non-employees) will no longer be permitted to visit the Hospital except for the following criteria:

Exceptions to the April 7th Revised Visitor Restrictions:

All patients and visitors/caregivers outlined in the exceptions below are required to submit to and pass a personal screening and assessment by Pomerene for any conditions such as fever, flu/cold symptoms and or exposure to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Screenings are conducted at the Hospital Emergency Department entrance and/or at the entrance of all Pomerene facility locations. It is encouraged for visitors to remain in their vehicles, if possible, while waiting.

  • Maternity: One visitor/caregiver per patient, per day, will be permitted with no time restriction.
  • Emergency Department: Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) are permitted one visitor/caregiver per pediatric patient with no time restrictions while the patient remains in the Emergency Department. Visitor must remain at the bedside of the patient.
  • Pediatric Patients (Inpatient): One visitor/caregiver per patient will be permitted.
  • Surgical patients: All inpatient/outpatient surgical patients are permitted to enter the facility based upon the scheduled time of the procedure. One visitor/caregiver is permitted to remain with pediatric surgical patients.
  • Outpatient Office Visits or Rehabilitation: Patients are instructed to come alone to visits and call ahead if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. If a caregiver is necessary, only one will be permitted.

 

Exceptions can be made by clinical leadership for emergency situations (i.e. critical care, end-of-life, trauma) and for discharge instructions.

 

Permitted visitors/caregivers MUST be 18 years or older and must remain in the patient’s room that they are accompanying. Visitors of patients who are suspected to have COVID-19 whose results are either “pending, presumptive positive, or positive” will NOT be permitted to have visitors.

 

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981 Wooster Road
Millersburg, Ohio 44654
(330) 674-1015

 

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