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GGH Further Restricts Patient Visitation as Part of COVID-19 Response

3/19/2020
In light of the rapidly-changing COVID-19 pandemic, and the critical importance of protecting patients and staff, we will be further restricting inpatient visitors.
 
Effective at 6 AM on Friday, March 20, 2020, Gibson General Hospital will no longer allow visitors. Exceptions will be made for one visitor in the following circumstances:
  • Emergency Department patients
  • Pediatric patients
  • Patients without mental capacity to answer questions or make decisions
  • End-of-life discussions and visitations
All visitors must be at least 18 years old unless they are the parent of a patient, or are an emancipated minor.

Additionally, all non-essential visitors, vendors and contractors are prohibited from hospital facilities while these restrictions are in place.

These temporary restrictions will assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19, and help us further prepare for what is expected to be a significant increase in COVID-19 patients needing inpatient care.

Gibson General, along with other regional hospitals, will follow state and national recommendations for lifting these restrictions.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we protect patients and staff, and prepare our organization, during these unprecedented times.

**If you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19, please call the Deaconess Nurse Triage Line at 812-450-6555. They will assess your symptoms, and if additional care is recommended they will direct you to the facility nearest you, including Gibson General Hospital.**
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