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Visitor Restrictions Updated

6/1/2020
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the critical importance of protecting patients and staff, below are current visitor guidelines and restrictions for inpatient and outpatient facilities. Gibson General, along with other regional hospitals, will follow state and national recommendations for lifting these restrictions. Thank you for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.
 
Beginning Tuesday, June 2, hospital inpatients will be allowed one visitor per day during regular visiting hours. See below for additional guidelines:

Guidelines for Hospital Inpatients
  • Each inpatient (admitted patient) will be permitted ONE visitor per day.
  • All visitors must be at least 18 years old unless they are the parent of a patient, or are an emancipated minor.
  • Each visitor will be required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose while in the facility (children age 2 and under are an exception).
  • All visitors will be screened at entrances.
  • Employees must continue to enter and depart the facility through the dedicated employee entrances.
Exceptions to the ONE visitor rule include:
  • Pediatric patients (under 18) may have two visitors (parent/caregiver)
  • No visitors for patients in isolation (unless special circumstances)
  • No visitors under the age of 18 (unless special circumstances)
  • Special or unusual circumstances to meet particular patient needs will warrant additional/multiple family visitation: i.e. end-of life, critically ill patient.
Guidelines for Gibson General Provider Clinics, Emergency Department and Gibson General Outpatient Services (Infusion Therapy, Lab, Rehab, etc.)
To allow space for social distancing, we ask that Provider Clinic and Hospital Outpatients follow the guidelines below:
  • Patients should come to appointments alone.
  • Exceptions include:
    • Patients who need help physically or mentally.
    • Special circumstances when patients are unable to answer questions or lack decision-making capacity. (Some communication may take place via telephone.)
    • Patients under the age of 18 are allowed one parent or legal guardian to accompany them during their visit.
    • If a patient with particular needs may require additional visitation, contact the department manager.
  • All patients and visitors will be screened at or before check-in.
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