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Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect at Boone County Hospital

March 13, 2020

In keeping with a commitment to patient safety, Boone County Hospital and Clinics will limit patient visitations during the global outbreak of COVID-19. The following restrictions are effective immediately to help limit the potential spread of COVID-19. Visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary.

Only primary caregivers are allowed & limited to 2 per patient. Primary caregivers include, but are not limited to:

• Parents/stepparents

• Spouse/significant other

• Other defined caregiver

Primary caregivers:

• 16 years of age and older (including sibling caregivers)

• Siblings are not allowed unless 16 years of age and defined caregiver

• Always remain in patient room as appropriate

• Limit movement within the facility and avoid common areas

• Free from illness such as (fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or runny nose)

Exceptions may be made in certain situations and can be discussed with patient care teams.


All caregivers are required to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand foam/gel upon entering and exiting patient’s room. 

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now these precautionary measures are being taken to provide optimal safety for everyone.  

Thank you for your cooperation in this effort.

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