Regulatory policy

With COVID Counts Drop, Centra Updates Visitor Policy | Local News

As the number of COVID-19 patients declines, Centra has updated its visiting policy, effective Monday, February 28, according to information provided by the health system.

The tour may vary by location due to regulatory and capacity mandates, so Centra asks visitors to be aware of the specifics of each location. Here are some highlights of these changes:

•Patients will be allowed to have two visitors at a time in acute care facilities. These people can exchange during the patient’s hospital stay. Exceptions based on patient experience or end-of-life care may apply depending on location.

• Visiting hours will change from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. for all Centra hospitals. Centra encourages visitors to check the Centra website for current visiting guidelines before arriving at the hospital.

These two visitors per patient;

• Will only be allowed if they do not show symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath).

•Will be screened each time they enter hospital facilities.

•Must wear a mask in any Centra building.

• Must adhere to CDC guidelines in place at the time of their visit.

As Centra continues to open visits, restrictions for COVID patients remain in place. Exceptions based on patient experience or end-of-life care may apply. In these exceptional situations, visitors must comply with all PPE guidelines.

As Centra continues to open visits, restrictions for COVID patients remain in place. Exceptions based on patient experience or end-of-life care may apply. In these exceptional situations, visitors must comply with all PPE guidelines.

The pandemic is not over, so Centra must remain vigilant. Centra will continue to monitor its system-wide positivity rate and impact on the community to make future visitation decisions.