Baptist Health Lexington latest to update visitor restrictions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases around the country and the highly transmissible delta variant, Baptist Health Lexington is updating its visitor guidelines.

Visitor restrictions are in place to protect the patients and staff of Baptist Health Lexington during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some site specific variations will be communicated locally based on physical restrictions of waiting space or clinic space.

Updated guidelines include the following:

  • Overnight visitors are not permitted at this time.
  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted to visit.
  • For inpatients (those admitted or currently in a hospital room), only 1 family member/support person may visit. The use of Personal Protective Equipment and infection control practices will be supervised by staff to ensure compliance with policies and procedures.
  • No visitors are allowed for inpatient COVID-19 cases

Baptist Health asks the community to use caution before visiting and to check the complete visitor guidelines available at Baptisthealth.com/Lexington.

“Everyone at our hospital is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, doctors, nurses, and other staff safe. These guidelines are in place for everyone, including those who have had a COVID-19 vaccine,” said Dr. Greg Repass, vice president of Clinical Support and Physician Specialty Services at Baptist Health Lexington.

To find out where to get a COVID-19 vaccine, go to vaccine.ky.gov.

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