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Changes in Visiting Policies at Campbell County Health January 2021

Changes in Visiting Policies at Campbell County Health January 2021

GILLETTE, WY – Visiting policies at Campbell County Health (CCH) are changing as of Thursday, January 21, 2021, due to:

  • Knowing that having friends and family help with healthcare is an important part of overall wellbeing
  • A decrease in community COVID-19 cases in the community and state

New visitor and outpatient support policies include:

Inpatients

  • Only one visitor/support person per patient (multiple visitors/support persons are not allowed)
  • The visitor/support person cannot leave the facility and return the same day
  • Visitors must follow all PPE guidelines or they will be asked to leave
  • Visits to COVID-19 patients are restricted to end of life situations only

Outpatients

  • Only one visitor/support person per patient (multiple visitors/support persons are not allowed)
  • The visitor/support person cannot leave the facility and return the same day
  • Visitors must follow all PPE guidelines or they will be asked to leave

Surgery

  • Only one visitor/support person per patient (multiple visitors/support persons are not allowed)
  • The visitor/support person cannot leave the facility and return the same day (unless they are picking up the patient after a procedure)
  • Visitors must follow all PPE guidelines or they will be asked to leave

Emergency department

  • Only one visitor/support person per patient (multiple visitors/support persons are not allowed). Exceptions may be made by staff, as an unplanned emergency may require switching off of visitors/support persons.
  • The visitor/support person cannot leave the facility and return the same day
  • Visitors must follow all PPE guidelines or they will be asked to leave

The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center

  • Visiting at The Legacy is limited and all visits must be scheduled.

No one under 18 may visit or provide support to inpatients or outpatients.

“Some restrictions will continue to remain in place to ensure a safe and secure environment for our patients and employees,” said CEO Colleen Heeter. “We know that the restrictions continue to be a challenge, and we are sympathetic to how difficult it can be for patients, residents and families.”

All visitors/support person who meet 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.

We encourage everyone to reduce their risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus by staying home when sick, frequent handwashing, 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.