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CHI Health announces changes in patient-visitation policy

Patients other than children, limited to one
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Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 18:28:15-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — On Friday, CHI Health said they will be limiting the number of visitors coming to see patients due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It also said it will not allow people to visit if they've "traveled in areas where there is known community spread."

In a release, CHI said they will be reducing the number of visitors allowed for patients from two to one. Exceptions will be made for pediatric and NICU patients. They will be allowed two parents or legal guardians.

In addition, they say visitors in Nebraska must be 19 years or old and 18 or older in North Dakota and Iowa.

Incoming visitors will continue to be screened to see:

  • If they've been in contact with coronavirus patients
  • If they've traveled to places with known community spread
  • If they have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, flu-like symptoms)

If visitors raise a red flag, they will not be allowed in.

CHI Health advises people who think they may have symptoms to contact their healthcare provider.

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