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KDH implements Visitation Restrictions

Hospital news | Friday, March 13, 2020

Contact: Dave Ommen

King’s Daughters’ Health has implemented Visitation Restrictions at its hospital and medical facilities to aide in the containment of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). As of the this release (March 13, 2020), there have been no positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, Indiana. For current updates, visit our Coronavirus page.

Effective until further notice, all patients and visitors must be screened prior to entry. Hospital patient visitation will be limited to one healthy adult (age 18-over). Children under 18 are not permitted unless the child is a patient. Exceptions include end-of-life visitation and special circumstances handled on a case-by-case basis.

Visitors answering YES to any of the following questions may be denied entry:
1. Do you have a cough?
2. Do you have a fever?
3. Are you short of breath?
4. Have you traveled to a location (local, regional, national or international) positive for COVID-19 OR had close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days?

Individuals with any of these symptoms (who may have been exposed) are encouraged to return home and contact their primary care provider (physician or nurse practitioner) if symptoms worsen or they believe they need to be evaluated by a medical professional. Those without a primary care provider may contact the Patient Access Line at 812.801.8995.

Further actions include limited access times at primary entry points:

Entry through the Main Hospital Entrance will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Main Hospital Entrance will be closed after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends. Patients with scheduled tests after 5:00 p.m., or those visiting after hours, should enter through the Emergency Department.

Entry into the Main Campus Medical Building (Physician Office Entrance) will be available from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. This entrance will be locked after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends.

King’s Daughters’ Health appreciates the cooperation of its patients, guests, and visitors.

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