CHCC to enforce safer hospital patient visitation policy

Posted on Nov 22 2021


To ensure safer visitation rights for the patients of the Commonwealth Health Center, the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp., which runs the hospital, is enforcing a temporary visitation policy effective immediately.

All visitors intending to stay with a hospitalized patient must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or receive a negative COVID-19 test before they are allowed to stay with the patient. Only one visitor per patient will be allowed at a time. Unvaccinated visitors will be tested in the isolation room near the main entrance prior to entering CHC wards. All visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19 may also undergo further screening via COVID-19 testing prior to entering any CHC ward. No individuals under the age of 18 are allowed to visit a patient, and individuals under the age of 18 will not be considered as caregivers.

The visiting hours are 9am-11am and 3pm to 5pm. All visitors are reminded to properly use face masks while in the facility. Hospital visiting hours must be adhered to and frequency of visits may be further limited on a case-by-case basis. If a patient has clinical reasons to be denied visitation rights (e.g., the patient is COVID-19 positive), specific policies related to the respective unit will apply.

Furthermore, there will be strict enforcement of the 3 W’s (wear a mask, wash your hands, watch your distance) in patient waiting areas or common areas as much as possible (e.g., when eating in the cafeteria, a mask is not worn).

Getting vaccinated is the best protection against COVID-19. Individuals can register for vaccinations by visiting, or calling (670) 682-7468. (PR)

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