Sullivan County Community Hospital announces restrictions amid coronavirus pandemic

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SULLIVAN, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – As the spread of COVID-19 continues, Sullivan County Community Hospital announced Saturday morning several restrictions beginning Monday, March 16 starting at 6 a.m.

Below is a news release from the hospital in its entirety:

 (Sullivan, IN) March 14, 2020: Sullivan County Community Hospital wants to make the community aware of the steps it is taking to prevent the spread of the disease and continue to provide excellent patient care.

Beginning March 16, 2020, 6:00 AM, the following restrictions will be in place:

  • Entrance into the hospital will be through the hospital main entrance from 6:00 AM-7:00 PM.
  • The ambulatory ER door at the front of the hospital will continue to be open 24 hours. All other entrances are closed.
  • All patients, visitors and employees will be given a screening assessment. All those entering the hospital will be required to go through this process each day they visit. No one will be allowed to visit patients if they are exhibiting respiratory or influenza-like symptoms. These include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Patients will be restricted to two designated visitors at a time.
  • Visitors are restricted to those 18 years of age and older.
  • All non-essential visits to the hospital will be limited.
  • Visiting hours are 8:00 AM-7:00 PM.

State and local health officials stressed that anyone with symptoms should call their doctor or hospital before seeking care. Advanced notice allows our providers to prepare for the patient’s arrival, reducing exposure to staff and other patients.

Sullivan County Community Hospital: 812-268-4311.

Anyone with questions or concerns should call the Indiana State Department of Health coronavirus hotline at 317-233-7125. For more information, go to CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/ and the ISDH website https://www.in.gov/isdh/.

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