Baptist Health Richmond updates visitor guidelines

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

Visitor guidelines are in place to protect the patients and staff of Baptist Health Richmond 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 16 is permitted to visit.
  • For inpatients (those admitted or currently in a hospital room), only 1 family member/support person may visit. All patients in active labor may have 2 support persons, at the discretion of the patient, and are expected to remain for the entire duration of the delivery. 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. We welcome the use of electronic communication on the patient’s personal devices.

Baptist Health Richmond asks the community to please use caution before visiting and to check the most complete and up-to-date visitor guidelines available at Baptisthealth.com/Richmond.

“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 Erica Gregonis, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Baptist Health Richmond.

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

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