Visitor Restrictions UPDATED VISITOR RESTRICTIONS Effective July 15, 2020 PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 patients and those who are persons under investigation (PUI’s) may not receive visitors. VISITORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO: Sign-in and -out upon entry and departure. Wear a mask at all times, including during the visit. Any person wearing a face covering that does not meet that criteria will be asked to use a surgical mask that will be provided to them to wear during visitation. Temperature screen upon entry and answer symptomatic questions. Perform hand hygiene. Travel directly to/from the patient room. Maintain six feet of social distancing at all times during visit. OUTPATIENT VISITOR GUIDELINES INCLUDE: Visitors will not be permitted. If an adult patient requires someone to accompany them due to cognitive or physical needs, one person will be permitted in order to provide necessary care. OUTPATIENT PROCEDURE/SURGERY: Only the person receiving the procedure/surgery may enter the building. If the patient has a driver, the driver will be asked to return once the patient’s procedure/surgery is complete. The driver will be notified for pick-up. All patients will be temperature screened upon entry. All patients will be required to wear a face mask (their own or one will be provided). INPATIENT VISITOR GUIDELINES INCLUDE: 1A Main Entrances are the only entrances where visitors may enter. Visitation hours will be from noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week. Patient visitation will be restricted to one visitor at a time per patient during the established visiting hours. If there are multiple visitors at the same time, only one visitor will be permitted. The other visitors will be asked to return at another time, remain outside or return to their vehicle until their turn. Visitors are not permitted to congregate in hospital lobbies or common areas. Visitation questions should be directed to the nursing unit at (859) 301-2000. Children aged 14+ will be permitted and will count as one visitor. SKILLED NURSING UNITS AT FLORENCE AND FT. THOMAS: Visitors will not be permitted at this time. INPATIENT PROCEDURE/SURGERY: Patients preparing for a procedure or surgery will be tested for COVID-19. From the point of testing until the time of the procedure/surgery being completed, the patient may receive visitors. The patient and visitor must wear a mask throughout the visit. Proper masks must be worn that cover the nose and mouth. THE FAMILY BIRTH PLACE: Labor and Delivery: A single designated support person for mothers delivering babies. Post Labor (1B Unit): A single designated support person for mothers. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Limited to the two people with the infant identification bracelets. No children, including siblings of a newborn, will be permitted on any of these units. EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT: Only one visitor per ED patient will be permitted. If there are multiple visitors, only one visitor will be permitted. If the patient is admitted to an inpatient unit, the patient may have one visitor at a time during the established visiting hours. If the patient is less than 18 years of age, one parent will be required to accompany them. Exceptions will be made for families of loved ones who are facing imminent death (see below). If an ED patient has COVID-19, is a PUI or coming from a nursing home, visitors will be restricted. INPATIENT HOSPICE: Inpatient Hospice will follow the hospital visitation guidelines. Exceptions will be made for families of loved ones who are facing imminent death (see below). IMMINENT DEATH: Visitors will be limited to parents, spouse and/or significant other, siblings and children aged 14+. Amount of visitation time may be determined based upon patient circumstances. Proper masks and social distancing will be required at all times. Any visitation exceptions outside of these guidelines will need to be approved by the nursing supervisor. IF VISITORS DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS, THEY WILL BE UNABLE TO ENTER THE FACILITY.