As Floyd County Medical Center continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19, the ongoing safety of patients, staff and the community remains a primary focus.
Patients and visitors who enter our clinic or hospital will be screened for respiratory illness to ensure we are taking all precautions to keep patients and staff safe and healthy.
The visitor policy includes:
- Masks are still required for all entering the facility.
- For hospital patients, TWO visitors per patient per hospital stay.
- Inpatient hospital visitors may come and go throughout the day.
- Emergency Department is NO longer allowing visitors in the ED exam rooms with patients. Emergency Department is allowing:
- One parent/guardian with a child/minor in exam room
- One person with a dementia/confused patient in exam room
- One visitor per ED patient CAN wait in the waiting room while the patient is in exam room. All extra visitors will be asked to leave or wait in their cars.
- ED nurses will make exceptions with extenuating circumstances at their discretion.
- For patients who present to the Emergency Department with COVID-19 symptoms and/or are COVID-19 positive, no visitors will be allowed in ED exam room OR in waiting room.
- For patients in the Birth Center, ONE visitor per patient except for additional support, a second visitor can be present during labor and up to two hours post- delivery
- For patients with surgical services or outpatient clinical services, ONE visitor per patient. We encourage no visitors for outpatient lab draws and radiology appointments.
- For COVID-19 positive patients no visitors.
- Exceptions will be made for situations for special patient care needs (e.g. end-of-life, pediatric).
- We also encourage you to consider using other methods to connect with your friends and loved ones (e.g. telephone, FaceTime, etc.)
- Children age 13 and under are not allowed to visit at this time.