The health and safety of our patients and our team members are our top priority. We are seeing an increase in COVID cases in our community and want to do our part to stop the spread. Because of this, we are applying restrictions to our visitor policy.
These changes will go into effect on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
Skilled Nursing Facility
Visitors allowed with restrictions. Contact SNF for current guidelines.
- Adult patients may have ONE (1) visitor at a time who is required to be in the patient room at all times; extenuating circumstances will be evaluated by that care team.
- Pediatric patients under the age of 18 may have TWO (2) parents or guardians present who are required to be in the patient room at all times.
- Patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 may not have visitors; the only exception to this is a pediatric patient. Special arrangements may be made case-by-case by the care team.
- Visitors under age 12 are not permitted.
- Must wear a facemask that covers the nose and mouth at all times
- Use hand sanitizer to clean hands upon entering DCMC, entering a patient room and prior to exiting a patient room.
- Remain in patient room or in space designated by staff.
- We will not allow congregation of visitors/support persons in our waiting rooms.
Visitors are NOT Allowed
- Who have COVID-19,
- Who have symptoms of COVID-19
- Who have been exposed to COVID-19
Note: Stating that one has received COVID-19 vaccination or has a history of COVID-19 recovery does not exempt a support person from following the guidelines.
If additional family members have concerns or questions, they can call DCMC; we know how important it is for our patients to connect with their loved ones during times of need. In an effort to minimize interruptions to bedside caregivers, we do ask each patient to designate one individual who can serve as the spokesperson to their friends/family. This individual will be able to be the support person or call the nurse and receive detailed updates on the patient’s status.
We do encourage loved ones to call their patient’s room for a telephone visit, use cell phones to text, call or video chat with them.