WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital updates visitation guidelines in Belmont County
BARNESVILLE — WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital has updated its visitation guidelines in light of increasing cases of COVID-19.
The updated visitor policy became effective Wednesday. All patients and visitors will be screened upon entering the building and will be required to wear a mask throughout their visit.
The new visitation guidelines are as follows:
No visitors are permitted in the Emergency Department.
Limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life cases and pediatrics.
∫ Inpatient Units
One approved visitor/adult per patient per day from noon to 7 p.m.
One approved visitor is permitted with the patient for registration and prior to the procedure, if space allows for social distancing.
Visitors are not permitted for adult outpatient diagnostic visits.
One approved visitor is permitted for pediatric diagnostics.
Visitors are not permitted for adult outpatient appointments.
One (1) approved visitor is permitted for pediatric appointments.
∫ COVID-19 Positive Patients
Visitors for COVID-19 positive patients will be restricted unless prior approval is granted.
After hours and weekend building access will be restricted to the Emergency Department entrance from 3 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday and from 3 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
Exceptions to the visitation guidelines will be made on a case-by-case basis.