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Updates from Evangelical Community Hospital as COVID-19 Response Continues to Evolve

Apr 03, 2020 12:56PM ● By Erica Shames

Mandatory Masking

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, everyone entering Hospital facilities, including off-site locations, will be required to mask. Patients will receive masks at entry screening points. The mask is required to be worn at all times when in any facility including in all patient care, common areas, and hallways.

Temperature Screening

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, everyone entering Hospital facilities, including off-site locations, will undergo a temperature screening before entry is permitted.

Changing Alternative Testing Site Hours

Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, the Hospital’s alternative testing site for COVID-19, located behind McCann School of Business in the Plaza 15 Shopping Center along Route in Lewisburg, will be open 9 am to 6 pm daily.

Additional Visitor Limitations

To further adhere to the state’s stay-at-home directive and to help control the spread of COVID-19, Evangelical’s restrictions on visitation are tightening.

The Hospital will no longer allow patients arriving at Donehower-Eisenhower Pavilion for Imaging and Laboratory services to be escorted by a visitor. Exceptions will include patients in wheelchairs, those who need assistance walking, children under the age of 18, and any patient with cognitive impairment. In those situations, one visitor is allowed with the patient and cannot be showing any signs of illness.

The same restrictions apply to Urgent Care and all outpatient offices. 

The Emergency Department will no longer allow any visitors. Anyone accompanying a patient to the ED will be asked to wait outside of the facility in their vehicle.

Visitation has also been limited to one parent for any patient under the age of 18.

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