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Changes in Visiting Policies at Campbell County Health

Changes in Visiting Policies at Campbell County Health

GILLETTE, WY – Visiting policies at Campbell County Health (CCH) are changing as of Tuesday, October 6, 2020, due to:

  • An increase in COVID-19 cases in the community and state
  • An increase in CCH staff exposures to COVID-19
  • The need to protect vulnerable patients who either have COVID-19 or are at high risk'
  • The need to protect CCH staff and ensure the ability to care for all CCH patients and residents.

New visitor policies include:

No visiting for any Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) inpatients in the Maternal Child unit. Exceptions:

  • One person with a patient in labor (no switching)
  • Both parents of a child in the Level II Nursery
  • Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

No visiting for any CCMH inpatients in Medical Surgical or ICU units. Exceptions:

  • One person with a child or a support person for special needs
  • One person in end-of-life situations
  • Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

No visiting for any CCMH Behavioral Health inpatients. Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis.

Only the patient may enter the building for an outpatient appointment at CCMG clinics, Radiology (both locations), Lab, Rehabilitation Services and Home Medical Resources. Exceptions:

  • One person with a child or a support person for special needs
  • Patients are asked not to bring multiple children with them to appointments. Contact the clinic or service for more information
  • Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

Patients undergoing cancer therapy may have one person accompany them with no switching. Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

Surgical patients may have one person accompany them for their procedure with no switching. Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

Emergency department patients may have one person accompany them with no switching. Only one parent or guardian of a minor (18 and under) is allowed to ride in the ambulance during EMS transport. Some exceptions may occur on an individual basis

“We know these changes are difficult and we are sympathetic to the distress this will cause our patients and families,” said Colleen Heeter, CEO. “The safety of our patients, employees and visitors must remain our first priority. We know from the recent national news that no one is immune to this virus, and we all have to do our part to protect those in our care.”

All visitors meeting the above criteria must wear a face mask that completely covers their nose and mouth at all times. The changes in visiting policies are a response to the current situation and subject to change as needed.

End of life compassionate visits, virtual visits and window visits only are available at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.

We encourage everyone to reduce their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus by frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in public and maintaining social distancing of at least six feet.

Information on visiting polices is available at www.cchwyo.org/VR.