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