CAMC will allow a visitor for patients to start in February
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The Charleston Area Medical Center announced on Sunday that an adult visitor will be cleared for inpatients during the first week of February.
The only adult visitor will be allowed in all CAMC hospitals (General, Memorial, Teays Valley or Women’s and Children’s) between noon and 6 p.m. until February 7.
CAMC has issued the following advice to visitors:
- No visitors are allowed for COVID positive or suspected COVID patients.
- Visitors will be screened before being allowed to enter the hospital.
- Visitors should wear a mask or face / nasal mask before entering the hospital and for the duration of their visit until discharge (cloth masks are acceptable).
- Visitors must provide their own mask.
- Visitors should not congregate in waiting rooms and should maintain social distancing.
- Visitors should remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit and not move around the hospital.
- Visitors should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer when entering and leaving patient rooms and the facility.
CAMC says visitor restrictions remain in place in emergency rooms. They say if an essential caregiver is needed for assistance, only one person can accompany a patient to the emergency room and will then be asked to leave.
The statement also stated that a person could accompany a patient to their outpatient, outpatient and procedural visit.
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