CRH puts new rules in place for COVID-19 patient visitors

Columbus Regional Health is putting limits in place on visitation, in the face of rising admissions for COVID-19.

Non-critical-care patients in the inpatient units who are COVID-19 positive or being ruled out for COVID now may have only one visitor per day. Similarly, COVID-positive and COVID rule-out patients in the Emergency Department may each have one visitor per day. That visitor will only be able to travel directly to the patient’s room.

Visiting hours are now between 4 and 6 p.m. only.

There will be no visitors allowed for COVID-positive patients in the ICU. The hospital says that exceptions will be allowed for end-of-life situations or other circumstances deemed therapeutic by the healthcare team.

The new rules went into effect Saturday.