New Guidelines for Entry Into IMC

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New Guidelines for Entry Into IMC - Sunday, March 15, 2020

One visitor per patient (daily): Hospital staff understands the desire to be close to family and friends during hospitalization or surgery, but to best protect the potential community spread of COVID-19 and to protect those with already compromised immune systems, we will be monitoring entrances and exits to allow one visitor per patient in all areas. This includes the Main and North campuses.

Consolidated Entrances: We have consolidated entrances at both Main and North campuses. The Emergency Department will be the ONLY entry point into the Main Campus. At the North Campus, the ONLY entry point will be the Registration entrance labeled "Main Entrance.”
The Medical Office Building entrance at Main will remain accessible during normal business hours. However, firewall doors between the Medical Office Building and the hospital will be closed.

Screening Stations: Screening stations will be located at each entry point and staffed by hospital employees. The Iberia Medical Center staff will observe visitors for signs of fever and respiratory symptoms (cough or shortness of breath). Visitors that are identified as high risk per this criteria will be asked to go home and will not be able to visit the patient until they are well. Additionally, no visitors under the age of 12 will be allowed into either hospital. We will continue to monitor the situation and modify visitor restrictions as necessary.

With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Iberia Medical Center patients, staff, physicians and visitors remains our top priority. We appreciate the community’s cooperation and patience with our efforts to maintain a safe environment for everyone.


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