Southeast Health announces visitor policy changes following Gov. Ivey’s latest press conference

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Southeast Health has updated its visitor policies following Gov. Kay Ivey’s press conference and updated mask mandate.

According to the hospital, each patient is now allowed to have two healthy visitors at one time. Rotating or substituting of visitors is not allowed.

In addition, mothers may now take their infant child to OBGYN appointments inside the Doctors Building.

Other guidelines include:

» Visitors and patients will be screened for symptoms of acute respiratory illness upon
entering the building.
» All individuals must comply with the screening process and practice hand hygiene upon
entry.
» Visitors should be prepared to show a driver’s license or photo ID upon entry.
» A face covering or mask is required upon entry and must be worn properly while in the
facility.
» Visitors must remain in the patient’s room and are not allowed to leave the unit or
patient’s room except for basic personal needs. (food and restrooms)
» Visitors will be issued a wristband upon entry which will expire each day. Individuals who
must remain with the patient at all times for safety will be provided a distinct wristband.
» Substituting or rotating visitors or support persons will not be allowed within a 24-hour
time frame.
» With the exception of critical care, most waiting rooms are closed, practice social
distancing in others.
» Children under the age of 18 will not be permitted to visit hospitalized patients unless
there are extraordinary circumstances.
» Exceptions to these restrictions can only be granted by the patient’s care team in
extenuating circumstances.

For more information regarding Southeast Health’s updated policies, click here.

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