Owensboro Health enhances visitor restrictions starting Thursday

November 18, 2020 | 12:10 am

Updated November 17, 2020 | 10:22 pm

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As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region continues to rise, Owensboro Health is heightening their enhanced patient safety measures, effective Thursday. 

Notable changes include:

  • Inpatients and surgical procedure patients must designate only one support person to visit them during the duration of their stay. Limiting the amount of visitors in the hospital is key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. 
    • This policy will be strictly enforced by requiring the designated support person to wear an arm band for their patient’s entire stay. This arm band should not be removed or shared with others.
    • Arm bands will be required to access public areas. 
  • All patients (including Medical Office Building patients) and visitors must enter Entrance A of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. 
    • Patients and visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and visitors will be confirmed as a designated support person before entry. 
    • Valet parking will be available at Entrance A only, with extended early hours.
  • Entrances A and B will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and the only after-hours entry will be through the Emergency Department.
  • All visitors with patients in the Emergency Department will be asked to remain in their cars unless they meet specific criteria. Exceptions include parents/guardians of a child age 17 and under, support persons for vulnerable elderly patients and support persons for patients with developmental disabilities. 
  • Visitation policies are subject to change. Current policies can be found at OwensboroHealth.org/Visit.


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November 18, 2020 | 12:10 am

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