Patient that is suspected or confirmed Novel Coronavirus: One visitor only for end of life circumstances or if essential to the patient’s well-being.
Emergency Room Patients: No visitors allowed with the exception of minors or essential to the patient’s well-being.
Hospital Patients: One visitor per patient.
Clinic Patients: One visitor per patient.
Labor and Delivery Patients: One visitor per patient, this includes the father. If another relative wants to visit the newborn, the father will have to leave until that visitor is gone.
Things to Note: Visitors with symptoms of respiratory illness or fever may seek medical care but will be unable to visit. Visitors with underlying illnesses that places them at higher risk for COVID-19 may be restricted. Visitors that cannot comply with precautions will be unable to visit.
WHILE AT SWEETWATER HOSPITAL, VISITORS MUST:
WEAR A FACE MASK
You are required to wear a facemask at all times while visiting the hospital including in the patient’s room. The mask must cover your nose and mouth at all times. If you are unable to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you will not be allowed to stay. You must save your mask and reuse it for each visit unless it is visibly saturated or soiled.
CLEAN YOUR HANDS
Clean your hands with hand sanitizer (available throughout the hospital) on entry and exit to the patient’s room and to the hospital. Clean your hands frequently while at the hospital. Be sure to cover all surfaces of your hands with sanitizer and rub them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used to clean hands if they are visibly dirty. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Visitor access into the main hospital is now limited. These entrances are located at:
- Dr. Kozawa/Basement Entrance- 6:30am-6:00pm Monday-Friday & 7:00am-11:00am on Saturdays
- Professional Office Building Entrance- Always closed
- Main Entrance- 7:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
- Emergency Room- Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- The ER Entrance will be the only doors open to the hospital on Saturday and Sunday*
ONLY VISIT THE PATIENT ROOM
Limiting your movement within the hospital is essential. We ask that you do not visit the cafeteria or gift shop. When leaving the patient room, you must wear a mask and go directly outside the hospital. The mask can be removed once outside. Upon arrival to the hospital, you must wear a mask, clean your hands, and go directly to the patient’s room.
AVOID TOUCHING SURFACES
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth and avoid touching surfaces to prevent spreading the virus.
CONTACT YOUR PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT
If you have questions or develop cough, fever, or any symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your local health department.