Nov 19, 2020 10:19 PM

SRHC Emergency Department implements no visitor policy

Posted Nov 19, 2020 10:19 PM
Photo courtesy Salina Regional Health Center
Photo courtesy Salina Regional Health Center

Due to increasing COVID-19 activity in the community and region, the Salina Regional Health Center Emergency Department has implemented a “No Visitor” policy effective Friday.

"As we continue to see community-wide spread of COVID-19, it is important that we take appropriate steps to provide safety to our staff and patients within our Emergency Department," SRHC noted in a news release issued this afternoon.

Exceptions to this include:

●One caregiver for patients younger than 18.

●One support person for patients with disabilities or impairments needing assistance.

Persons bringing patients to the Emergency Department are allowed to escort the patient to the triage area and then will need to leave after that.

At this time, no changes have been made to the visitor restrictions and screening policies currently in place for inpatients or for those coming for outpatient procedures at the hospital or its affiliated clinics.

Lindsborg Community Hospital and Cloud County Health Center will continue to review their own community’s transmission at this time and will make adjustments to their visitor restrictions as deemed necessary.