Floyd Medical Center will limit visitation beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9 as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the community. The restrictions are being made to ensure the safety of patients, staff members and visitors.
Visitation hours at Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. One designated visitor per hospitalized patient will be permitted, with some exceptions. Visitation may be further limited if visitors cannot be safely seated at least six feet apart.
Requests for additional visitors due to special circumstances, such as end-of-life, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
“Floyd has made the difficult decision to restrict visitors due to the rise in COVID patients in our community and the increased number of hospitalized patients,” said Dr. Sheila Bennett, Executive Vice President and Chief of Patient Services at Floyd. “Visitors are important to our patients and we hope to remove the restrictions as soon as can be accomplished safely.”
All visitors and patients will be screened before entering the hospital. Visitors with flu-like symptoms and those with a positive or pending COVID-19 test will not be allowed to enter.
No children younger than 16 will be allowed to visit patients in the hospital.