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Baptist Health announces visitor restrictions

Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 15:03:05-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Baptist Health Lexington has announced visitor protocols at the hospital as cases of the novel coronavirus begin to spread around the Commonwealth.

The hospital has activated infection control protocols at the hospital until further notice to protect patients, as well as the staff and community.

Maternity and NICU: Only parents and grandparents will be allowed to visit the NICU. On the Mother-Baby and Labor and Delivery units, parents, grandparents, and siblings without a fever or runny nose will be allowed to visit. Only two vistors allowed at a time.

All Other Adult Units (non-maternity): Patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU), Telemetry, and Medical/Surgical patients will be allowed up to two visitors at a time from immediate family.

Palliative Care, Emergent and Hospice Care: Clergy and immediate family members only.

When visiting, remember to wash your hands with soap and water when entering and leaving patient rooms. Those with fever, runny nose, body aches, or respiratory symptoms should not visit.