UnityPoint Health – Trinity is easing its visitor limitations due to COVID-19, now allowing at least one visitor in most cases.
Visitor limitations were enacted in March as a precaution to help stop the potential spread of COVID-19 to protect our patients, team members and the community. The updated visitor limitations, which allow one visitor in most cases, are effective immediately at all hospital and inpatient locations of UnityPoint Health – Trinity. All visitors and support persons must be at least 18 years old, except in the case of end-of-life care.
The following are considerations where one visitor may be allowed:
— Patients with cognitive impairments
— Emergency room patients
— Outpatient appointments and procedures
— Adult inpatients (During visiting hours of 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily)
— Surgical and procedural patients
The following are considerations where two visitors may be allowed:
— Pediatric patients (two parents or legal guardians)
No visitors will be allowed for COVID-19 positive patients or those suspected of having COVID-19.
All visitors and support persons must be at least 18 years old, except in the case of end-of-life care. Visitors will be required to sign in, be screened, wear a visitor identification, and wear a mask unless it cannot be tolerated for medical reasons. All visitors must stay in the patient’s room or an assigned waiting room for surgery/procedure.
In addition, waiting rooms and public spaces are marked for social distancing and have been arranged to allow for spacing of at least six feet. Visitors are asked to frequently wash their hands or use hand sanitizer available throughout the facilities. Masks are also available upon request if a visitor or patient does not have their own.
For more information on UnityPoint Health’s extensive safety measures, or to learn more about where to go for care, visit unitypoint.org.
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