Mar 23, 2020 10:21 PM

Geary Community Hospital implements COVID-19 visitor restrictions

Posted Mar 23, 2020 10:21 PM

In response to the widening concerns over COVID-19 and in an effort to better safeguard the health of their patients, caregivers, their families and the general public, Geary Community Hospital has established a new, temporary visitations policy.

Effective Tuesday ( March 24 ), no outside visitors will be permitted with the exception of Labor & delivery, a minor under 18 and End of Life Care where patients may bring one adult companion only.

Geary Community Hospital will continue to implement restrictions in addition to those already listed.

-Only the Emergency Room doors will be available

--There will be a formal check-in and check-out process for everyone utilizing the Emergency Room door, including the use of visitor badges. If a patient or visitor does not have a badge, they will be escorted out of the buildings immediately.

--Loitering, social visits and public access to the cafeteria will not be allowed during this time.

--Every non-staff person must be screened forCOVID-19 symptoms upon entering the hospital with no exceptions.

--All vendors and contractors must access through the same point of entrance / exit in the Emergency Room, unless other plans have been approved by authorized GCH personnel.

--Security personnel will be enhanced during this time in order to protect citizens' safety and to assist in enforcing these temporary rules.

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