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Visitor Restrictions Updated

June 22, 2022

Visitor Restrictions in Effect at Boone County Hospital

INPATIENT UNITS (MSP & Family Birth Center)

  • Visiting hours will be limited from 7am - 7pm.  We ask that visitors for inpatients present to the main entrance (atrium) only during the weekdays.

  • Two visitors per patient at a time will be allowed. This does not include the support person for the laboring patient until after the birth of the baby or a support person needed to assist with a patient’s physical or mental well-being while receiving care. All other persons should be considered visitors and comply with the visitor guidelines.

  • Family Birth Center – siblings over the age of 2 will be allowed when accompanied by an adult and able to wear face coverings.

  • Two parents/legal guardians will be allowed for patients under the age of 18.

  • All visitors will continue to follow screening procedures; anyone with symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat) will not be permitted to enter the facility.

  • All visitors must wear a face mask while visiting. Visitors who fail to agree to wear a mask will not be permitted to enter the facility.

  • 1 visitor per patient per 24 hours will be allowed for Covid 19 positive patients. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn during visits.

  • A patient is receiving end of life cares – Visiting hours will not apply and two visitors at a time will be allowed. Visitors under the age of 18 and/or additional visitors may be allowed at the discretion of the clinical care team.

ER/SDS

  • Emergency Department (ED) - Two visitors will be allowed in the patient’s room to support the care of the patient. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the care team.

  • Surgical Services - Two visitors will be allowed with the patient in the pre-surgical area, in waiting rooms through the duration of the patient’s surgery, and in the post-surgical care area until the patient is discharged home OR is admitted to an inpatient nursing unit.

Physician Clinics and Outpatient Departments:

In all situations:

  • No visitor restrictions are in place at this time. All visitors will continue to follow screening procedures and must wear a face mask while in the facility.

Language interpreters, clergy/chaplains, and manufacturers’ representatives required to manage devices during testing or procedures are treated as members of the care team and will be permitted access.

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you and will continue to make every effort to support interactions between family and friends. Thank you for your cooperation in this effort.

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