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Parkview Medical Center updates visitor policy

Posted at 10:01 AM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 19:18:33-04

PUEBLO — Update: 5/15/20 5:00 p.m.

Starting on Monday, May 18th, patients at Parkview Medical Center will be allowed to have one visitor in a 24-hour period.

This does not include visitors to COVID-19 patients and patients under investigation for COVID-19.

Visiting hours will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. as visitors will also be required to wear self-provided face coverings while inside Parkview’s facilities.

All visitors will be screened for temperature and symptoms. Any visitor with a temperature equal to or >100.0 or COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed.

No visitors are permitted under the age of 18 unless they are parents of hospitalized children and visitors will be asked to remain in the patient’s room while visiting, only leaving when necessary.

Exceptions to these restrictions may be made in specific circumstances (including end-of-life care; two parents/caregivers of pediatric patients, if neither is symptomatic; and labor and delivery, including professional support person or postpartum helper) and with prior approv

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Parkview Medical Center is closing its doors to visitors Wednesday to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with some exceptions in place.

Parkview said they will make exceptions for the follow:

  • end of life patients - only two visitors
  • labor and delivery - one visitor or birthing partner
  • emergency room - one visitor with child
  • special needs patients - one parent or adult caretaker

All visitors will be given and required to wear a mask as well as required to wash their hands before entering and leaving the room. They will also have their temperatures taken by Parkview employees.

Those who have a cold or flu symptoms will not be allowed in the building. Last Monday, the center changed its visitor policy by having them enter through the main entrance on Grand Street. The garage remains open, but the sky bridge is closed.

If you're visiting, you will need to take the elevator to the first floor and cross the street to the main entrance. Patients can have one visitor in a 24-hour period and that same visitor can enter or leave the building throughout that time.

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