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CHI St. Alexius Health Visitor Policy Relaxed

Jun 11, 2020 10:06AM ● By MED Magazine

Starting Tuesday, June 2, CHI St. Alexius Health Bismarck relaxed hospital visitation restrictions. Nearly three months ago, visitation restrictions were put in place, gradually stepping-down to the current no-visitor (support person only) policy which has been in place since March 31.

CHI St. Alexius Health’s patients will be allowed one healthy adult visitor at a time while at the hospital or clinics.

Additional visitors are allowed in the following circumstances:

·         Minor patients including NICU and newborns are allowed up to two parents/guardians at a time

·         Patients receiving end of life care may be allowed more than one visitor as determined by the patient’s representatives and care team

“We understand how much it means to patients to have their loved ones with them during their hospitalization and clinic visits. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this difficult. It is a relief to announce that some of our visitor restrictions have been lifted so we can better serve our community and patients,” stated Kurt Schley, President of CHI St. Alexius Health.
All visitors will continue to be screened upon arrival and will be required to wear a mask at all times per CHI St. Alexius Health guidelines. Visitors can wear their own cloth mask or will be provided a mask at the screening station.

With the allowance of one visitor per patient, CHI St. Alexius Health will continue to follow stringent policies and procedures to make sure the hospital remains a safe environment. Visitors are asked to stay home if they’re feeling ill or experiencing symptoms.