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Parkview suspending all visitors due to rising COVID-19 cases in Pueblo

There are some exceptions to the updated policy
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Posted at 11:16 AM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 13:16:24-05

PUEBLO — Parkview Medical Center announced Friday morning that visitors will no longer be able to enter its facilities, with some exceptions, due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Pueblo County.

The medical center said these updated policies will be in effect starting Monday, Dec. 7, at 5 a.m. The county is currently seeing a two-week positivity rate of over 20%, according to Parkview.

The exceptions for visitors are as follows:

  • End of life – This will be coordinated with staff on the hospital floor. Visitors will be expected to wear a mask. The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay. Hand washing upon entering and leaving the room is mandatory.
  • Labor and Delivery – only one visitor or birthing partner. Visitors will be expected to wear a mask. The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay. Hand washing upon entering and leaving the room is mandatory.
  • Emergency Room - only one visitor with a child only. Visitors will be expected to wear a mask. The visitors must stay in the room for the duration of their stay. Hand washing upon entering and leaving the room is mandatory.
  • Special needs patients may have one parent or adult caretaker in the room. They will be expected to wear a mask. Hand washing upon entering and leaving the room is mandatory.

Visitors will not be allowed into Parkview buildings if they are showing symptoms unless they need medical care. The center said the main entrance of the hospital on Grand Street will be the only way to enter the building and the parking garage will remain open despite the sky bridge being closed.

Click here for a look at the COVID-19 data provided by the Pueblo County Health Department.
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