Visitor Guidelines for COVID-19 Positive Patients
Below are general visitation guidelines for COVID19 positive patients.
- Visitors must wear the following personal protective equipment (PPE), provided by the hospital, to ensure safety during the entire visit.
a. Respiratory protection (N95 respirator or higher). Note: Fit testing not required
d. Eye Protection
- Nursing staff is responsible for ensuring visitors are educated on the use of the PPE and hand hygiene before and after visitation.
- Nursing staff is responsible for helping the visitor don and doff PPE.
- Visitors must complete hand hygiene before and after visit.
- When not undergoing aerosol-generating procedures, patients with COVID19 may have up to four adult visitors (18 and older) at a time.
- Patients with COVID-19 undergoing aerosol-generating procedures may have up to two adult visitors (18 and older) at a time.
- Nursing staff should provide visitor the Baptist Health Floyd education “Visiting a Loved One with COVID19” sheet and explain the expectations of the visit.
- We ask that visitors do not visit if they have: current SARS-CoV-2 infection; symptoms of COVID-19; or prolonged close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 14 days or have otherwise met criteria for quarantine.
- Visitors should be encouraged to stay in the patient’s room for the entire visit.
- After visitation, visitors must exit the building immediately. They should not travel to other patient rooms or locations within the hospital.