BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital has revised its policy for patients and visitors in order to protect patients and the community. For patients coming to the hospital and/or the physician clinics, they are asked to limit those accompanying them to one person and are encouraged to come alone if possible. Individuals who are ill are not permitted to accompany patients. Patients experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath will be asked to wear a mask provided at registration.
For visitors the policy is as follows: Visitors to the second floor are limited to one adult at a time and they must register at the desk in the main lobby. For the OB department, visitors will be limited to one adult of the mother’s choice during her length of hospitalization. They must wear a bracelet issued by the OB department. No visitors are permitted in the Nursing Care Facility with the exception of those with approved medically necessary status. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit.