Southeast Health lowers visitation level
Drop in COVID cases led to the decision.
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - A drop in the COVID transmission rate in the Wiregrass has led to changes in the visitation policy at Southeast Health.
The change, which moves the hospital’s visitation level from moderate to substantial, begins March 1.
A Healthy Visitor policy remains in place which prohibits those with a cold, cough, respiratory illness or fever from visiting hospitalized patients or accompanying patients to visits. Support persons who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to visit.
THESE GUIDELINES APPLY TO ALL AREAS:
- Visitors and patients will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 upon entering the building.
- All individuals must comply with the screening process and practice hand hygiene upon entry.
- Visitors and support persons should be prepared to show a driver’s license or photo ID upon entry.
- A face mask is required upon entry and must be worn properly while in the facility.
- Support persons must remain in the patient’s room and are not allowed to leave the unit or patient’s room except for basic personal needs. (food and restrooms)
- Support persons will be issued a wristband upon entry which will expire each day. Individuals who must remain with the patient at all times for safety will be provided a distinct wristband.
- With the exception of critical care, most waiting rooms are closed. Practice social distancing in others.
- Children under the age of 12 will not be permitted to visit hospitalized patients unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
- Exceptions to these restrictions can only be granted by the patient’s care team in extenuating circumstances.
You can get additional details on the update policy HERE.
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