Sovah Health is transitioning from an orange limited visitor restriction to yellow limited visitor restriction, which will allow most patients to have one visitor or support person per day.
The transition has been implemented and is effective immediately.
The decision to transition was made as current projections continue to indicate a lower-than-expected volume of COVID-19 in the region and after careful review of state and federal guidance.
Visitors are still not allowed for high-risk patients, including those being cared for in the behavioral health unit, patients who are in isolation, immunocompromised, or those under observation or test positive for COVID-19.
Some exceptions may apply for those receiving end-of-life care or are deemed a clinical necessity.
“Our hospital’s top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community,” said Alan Larson, Market President, Sovah Health and CEO, Sovah Health – Danville. “We continue to monitor closely the prevalence of the virus in our community as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients, and we feel confident that it is safe to begin allowing limited visitors again at this time.”
As part of the updated visitor restrictions, patients are now limited to one well visitor per day during certain visitation hours. Visitation hours are 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to noon, and again from 5 to 8 p.m. Only one visitor will be allowed during each time block. For example, a patient may have one visitor in the morning and a different visitor in the evening, however visitors will not be allowed to switch out during each time block. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older. They also will be screened upon entry and are required to provide their own mask and wear a visitor security pass sticker while in the facility. Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
Sovah Health continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit SovahHealth.com.