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Lovelace implements visitor guidelines

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Lovelace Hospital has announced that in an effort to keep patients safe from COVID-19 transmission, screening of hospital visitors will occur.

According to a press release from the hospital, all visitors will be screened for flu-like symptoms, including fever, cough, runny nose and difficulty breathing. Visitors experiencing any of these symptoms will be asked to leave. Visitors may not enter and exit patient rooms. When they leave the room, it is only to leave the hospital premises.

They will not be allowed to re-enter.

No one will be allowed to wait in any of the hospital lobbies.

The press release noted the following special circumstances:

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In the emergency department, one caregiver, if needed, per patient will be allowed. No one under the age of 18, unless the parent of the patient.

In labor and delivery and family birthing (OB) centers, one visitor per patient will be allowed. No one under the age of 18, unless the parent of the baby.

For pediatric/newborn patients, one visitor per patient will be allowed. No one under the age of 18, unless the parent of the patient.

Patients who are critically ill or at end of life, only immediate family will be allowed. This means that two people will be screened and required to wear a mask while visiting. Additional family members may not wait in the hospital lobby.

For patients having outpatient surgery, no visitors may wait in the lobby. Patients can be dropped off and picked up. Staff will provide updates. For patients visiting clinics or outpatient services, patients may be dropped off and picked up, and staff will provide updates.