Beginning Friday, August 21, East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC) modified its visitation policy to allow one screened visitor or support person per patient.

Only well, essential visitors such as immediate family, partner or significant other ages 18 and older may visit patients. The limit of visitors is one at a time.

All EGRMC visitors must pass a health screening upon entering the facility. No one should visit a patient if they have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

The number of entrances to the hospital remains limited. All visitors for patients should enter the hospital through the Outpatient Entrance Monday – Friday between 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. After hours, visitors must enter through the Emergency Department entrance.

Those visiting patients in the Women’s Pavilion may enter at that entrance, and must also pass a health screening upon arrival.

No EGRMC Visitors for COVID-19 Patients

Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are under investigation may not have visitors. We do encourage you to use electronic communication for “virtual visitation” such as FaceTime and Skype.

Mask Required to Enter Hospital

Visitors without masks will not be allowed to enter the facility. Visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times and will not be allowed to remain in the hospital without one.

Proper infection prevention practices, including hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing, must be followed by all visitors.

All of the above items are for your safety and to mitigate risks for you, our patients, and our staff members. We appreciate your understanding and compliance.

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