Feb 10, 2021 2:29 PM

Cloud County Health Center adjusts visitation policy

Posted Feb 10, 2021 2:29 PM

CONCORDIA -- Cloud County Health Center (CCHC) is adjusting its visitation policy effective Thursday.

"After careful consideration, and reviewing various gating metrics regarding the prevalence of COVID-19, both in Cloud County and within the state; Cloud County Health Center is changing their visitor policy effective Thursday, Feb 11th," CCHC noted in a new release issued this morning.

CCHC will begin to allow one (1) visitor for most patients. This includes inpatients, emergency department patients, outpatients and Family Care Center patients.

All visitors must:

●Be at least 18 years old

●Wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times while within the Health Center

●Remain with the patient at all times (e.g. in the patients room)

●Enter through the main door of the hospital and pass a screening including having their temperature measured.

●For Inpatients, one designated visitor will be allowed during the patient stay. Visiting hours will be from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

Visitors will not be allowed to congregate in lobbies or hallways or access the cafeteria at this time.

Persons needing an exception to the above please contact CCHC prior to your visit to make alternate arrangements.

Additionally, patients who are in isolation for COVID-19 or pending COVID-19 tests are not allowed to have any visitors.

"If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or any other symptoms of COVID-19, have traveled to any of the quarantined areas for Kansas residents, been exposed to someone with COVID in the past 14 days, or been tested for COVID and still waiting on results; we ask you do not visit at this time," CCHC noted.

CCHC will continue to re-assess the COVID-19 situation and reserves the right to change its policies as the conditions warrant to ensure the safety for patients, staff and community.