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Increased Visitor Restrictions: Read More
To protect our patients, families and health care workers, we have increased our visitor restrictions. Until further notice, all routine visiting at UnityPoint Health - Keokuk will be suspended until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat.
The decision to elevate restrictions was difficult and made only after careful consideration as we witness actions taken by our governments, schools, churches and other venues to restrict gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We recognize that there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the exceptions listed below.
Please note in all cases a visitor will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Additionally, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.
Visitors are not allowed, except:
- Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays, where caregiver provides safety, may have one visitor.
- Minors under the age of 18 may have one visitor, parent, or guardian.
- Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor who must leave the hospital as soon as possible after the procedure/surgery.
- Exceptions will be made for patients who are end-of-life at the discretion of patient’s health care team.
Visitors allowed must stay in the patient’s room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital. Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.
These restrictions will be in place until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff and community.
For more ways to protect against the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza, and for the latest updates and guidance in this rapidly evolving situation, please visit the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov or Iowa Department of Public Health at www.idph.gov.