Visitor Guidelines for COVID-19 Positive Patients

Below are general visitation guidelines for COVID19 positive patients.

  1. 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
    b. Gown
    c. Gloves
    d. Eye Protection
  2. Nursing staff is responsible for ensuring visitors are educated on the use of the PPE and hand hygiene before and after visitation.
  3. Nursing staff is responsible for helping the visitor don and doff PPE. 
  4. Visitors must complete hand hygiene before and after visit.
  5. When not undergoing aerosol-generating procedures, patients with COVID19 may have up to four adult visitors (18 and older) at a time.
  6. Patients with COVID-19 undergoing aerosol-generating procedures may have up to two adult visitors (18 and older) at a time.
  7. Nursing staff should provide visitor the Baptist Health Floyd education “Visiting a Loved One with COVID19” sheet and explain the expectations of the visit.
  8. 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.
  9. Visitors should be encouraged to stay in the patient’s room for the entire visit.
  10. After visitation, visitors must exit the building immediately. They should not travel to other patient rooms or locations within the hospital.