CCMH Restricts Visiting to Maternal Child Unit due to RSV
Campbell County Health has initiated visiting restrictions to the Maternal Child, Labor and Delivery and Nursery Departments due to a recent rise in confirmed cases of RSV. The mother may designate up to four people to visit. Designated visitors will be banded with a special waterproof band. To maintain visiting access, the band must remain on the visitor for the duration of the patient's stay. Altered bands will not be honored. Children under 12 years old are not allowed to visit the Obstetrics and Nursery Units.
"Newborns are at a higher risk for contracting RSV than the general population", according to Baerbel Merrill, CCMH Vice President of Mission. "We understand that it's disappointing when people can't visit their loved ones, particularly at such a happy time. Our first concern is the health and safety of our patients. I want to thank everyone in advance for their patience and cooperation."