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River Hospital's Response to COVID-19

River Hospital Campus Inpatient Visitation Protocol

River Hospital will allow one visitor at a time to visit patients on the Acute/Swing Bed unit.

• Visiting hours on weekdays (Monday – Friday) will be held from 1:00pm until 8:00pm.

• Weekend Visiting hours will be extended from 10:00am until 8:00pm.

All visitors must enter the building through the main hospital entrance, and have their temperature checked at the registration desk upon entering the facility. Any visitor with a fever (temperature of 100.0 or greater) will be asked to exit the facility. The registration clerk will call the Acute/Swing Bed Unit to inform nursing staff of the visitor’s arrival.

A log of visitors will be maintained with the Nursing Staff at the Nurses Station. Visitors will be instructed to sign in at the nurse’s station before entering a patient’s room, no exceptions. All visitors will be screened at sign in for symptoms of/exposure to COVID-19. For the safety of staff and patients, if any visitors present with symptoms, or answer “yes” to any of the screening questions provided, the visitor will be asked to exit the facility immediately.

*All visitors are required to wear a mask upon entering the facility.

Visitors must stay in the patient’s room and wear their mask for the entirety of the visit. Visitors may be asked to leave if non-compliant with masking protocol.

*After the visit, all visitors are required to sign out on the visitation log, and directly exit the hospital.

To ensure the safety of our patients, staff and visitors, River Hospital will ensure that:

• All visitors must be 18 years of age or older except in rare exceptions as determined by the hospital.

• Visitors are limited to one person at a time unless at hospital’s discretion a limited number of additional persons are determined to be appropriate at the bedside.

• Exceptions for after hour visitation may be provided at the discretion of the nurse manager on a case by case basis. Exception may include but is not limited to CMO/End of Life Care.

• Once in the facility, visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by hospital staff to leave during aerosol-generating procedures or other procedures during which visitors are usually asked to leave.

• Visitors must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as recommended by the Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visitors who fail to wear a face mask and other PPE will be asked to leave the facility.