PRMC begins patient visitations with restrictions

As Peninsula Regional Health System works to balance patient safety and support, the Salisbury medical center has begun new restrictions on visitation.

At Peninsula Regional Medical Center, one visitor per patient is now permitted during a patient’s stay, except for patients suspected of having or confirmed to have Covid-19.

Visitation hours will be from 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends.

One visitor only will be allowed per patient for the duration of the patient’s stay – not one at a time, but a single visitor appointed by the patient.

This will assist in keeping the risk of infection lower as Covid-19 continues to circulate in the community.

All visitors are required to wear a face covering or mask that covers both their nose and mouth at all times during their visit. People who are unable to wear a face covering should not visit.

Visitors must show identification and will be verified as the patient’s appointed visitor. Upon entry, visitors will be screened for fever and other Covid-19 symptoms. Anyone who is feeling ill or feverish should not visit, and will not be allowed to go to a patient floor if they are found to have a fever or symptoms.

At PRMC, visitors should enter via the Hanna Outpatient Entrance, located near Visitor Parking Garage B off Vine Street.

Support people or visitors accompanying patients in the Emergency Department who are later admitted to a medical floor must follow regular visitation practices once the patient leaves the ED and is admitted.

For more information and details, visit peninsula.org/covid19.

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