Schneck begins easing visitor restrictions

Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is easing some restrictions on hospital visitors.

All visitors are required to complete a screening when they enter the facility. Anyone with fever and/or chills, sore throat, muscle aches, runny or stuffy nose, cough, fatigue, headache, vomiting or diarrhea can not visit patients.

Once screened, visitors will receive a wristband to wear while in the building. All visitors, older than 2, are required to wear a mask while in the facility and should practice social distancing.

Patients who are not in isolation are allowed to have two people visit at a time but those visitors must remain in the patient’s room.

In other changes:

  • Isolation patients: Visitors are not permitted. End-of-life patients may have limited visitors, as determined by the nursing supervisor.
  • Labor and delivery patients: Visitors are limited to two people at a time and must remain in the patient room throughout the visit.
  • Newborns and pediatric patients: Parents/banded visitors are able to remain with the patient throughout the hospitalization. Additional visitors are limited to two people at a time.
  • Visitors are limited to two at a time in the surgery visitor area.
  • Visitors are limited to two during the patients stay in the Emergency Department and they must stay in the patient room at all times.
  • Patients may have two visitors accompany them to their outpatient test or physician office visit.
  • Patients may have two visitors accompany them to their Cancer Center clinic appointment.