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Capital Regional Medical Center implements new visitation policy to combat COVID-19

Posted at 2:01 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 14:24:01-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WTXL) — Capital Regional Medical Center has implemented a new visitation policy to the help slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, the hospital said it is "taking proactive measures to help ensure the health and safety of patients, caregivers, colleagues and our communities."

Beginning May 4, at 6 a.m., only one visitor per patient will be permitted into the hospital during visitation hours of 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This visitation policy does not apply to COVID-19 units.

Visitors with respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath—or history of travel to a COVID-19-affected area, or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, will be asked to refrain from entering.

Capital Regional says patients seeking emergency care will enter through the ER entrance.

The front lobby to the hospital will be open Monday through Friday from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.

The ER entrance will remain open 24/7.