Visiting hours extended at Veterans Memorial Hospital

Veterans Memorial Hospital visiting hours have been extended from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, but are still limited to just one visitor per patient per day. For patient safety, the hospital is still enforcing the following guidelines:
· Adult patients will be permitted one visitor over the age of 18 per 24-hour period. The one identified visitor per 24-hour period must be registered daily.
· The visitor can do this by entering through the main entrance of the hospital, where they will be screened prior to entering and escorted to the patient room by a staff member.
· OB will maintain the current restriction of one support person for the entire stay.
· Visitors are always required to cover their nose and mouth with a face covering. This is without exception. Visitors who cannot tolerate a personal face covering will not be allowed to visit.
· Visitors must respect social distancing and maintain at least six feet away from others even when wearing a face covering.
· Primary support persons, visitors and healthcare decision makers who are currently experiencing or have experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.
· No visitors are permitted who have had a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, and visitors are not allowed to visit patients being treated for COVID-19 (except in end-of-life cases).
· Approved visitor must remain in the patient’s room and be escorted by staff out of the building when ready to leave.

Again, the hospital stresses that anyone coming into the hospital wear a face mask. For more information, contact Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.

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