Published on March 12, 2020

Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect at Pella Regional Health Center

PELLA, Iowa – Visitor restrictions are now in effect at Pella Regional Health Center.

To protect our patients, families and health care workers during the pandemic of COVID-19, the following restrictions are being implemented.

  • Effective immediately the following temporary visitor restrictions will be implemented.

Only one primary caregivers are allowed per adult. Primary caregivers include, but are not limited to:

    • Parents/Stepparents/legal guardians
    • Spouse/Significant other
    • Other defined caregivers
  • Primary caregivers:
    • 16 years of age and older (including sibling caregivers)
    • Siblings are not allowed unless 16 years of age and defined caregiver
    • Always remain in patient room as appropriate
    • Limit movement within the facility and avoid common areas
    • Must be free from illness such as (fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or runny nose)
    • Exceptions may be made in certain situations and can be discussed with patient care teams.

Visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary:

All caregivers are required to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand foam/gel upon entering and exiting patient’s room.

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our patients and staff.

Thank you for your cooperation in this effort. For up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit https://idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus