DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With COVID-19 cases declining, Southeast Health has issued an update to its visitor policy.

“Due to the continued decrease in the transmission rate of COVID-19 in the community, Houston County is now rated in the Low (Blue) category by the Alabama Department of Public Health. The reduction will move Southeast Health’s visitation policy to GREEN, a less restrictive level on Tuesday, April 5.”

Southeast Health Media Relations Mark Stewart
Courtesy of Southeast Health

Hospitalized patients, in most cases, can now have one support person and up to four visitors daily who can rotate. If you plan to visit a patient, the hospital encourages you to review the unit-specific guidelines in advance.

Visitors and support persons are still required to wear a facemask inside the hospital.

The change to the policy will be in place if/when there is an increase in COVID-19 transmission that threatens patients, staff, and the community.

Support persons and visitors must register at Entrance 3 on the upper level of the east parking deck. Visitors who are not remaining with the patient overnight can enter and exit the building during visiting hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information on the policy, update click here.