Health First Announces Changes to Visitation Policy, Everyone Entering Facilities Must Wear Mask
By Health First // May 9, 2020
Visitors will be allowed to switch out during the day
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health First has announced changes to their visitation policy, which allows one visitor per patient into the medical facilities.
Visitors will be allowed to switch out during the day.
There are limited exceptions where two visitors will be allowed:
• Pediatric patients (including NICU) may have both parents
• End-of-life patients
• Obstetrical delivery: Partner and doula will be allowed
Health First Chief Executive Physician Dr. Jeffrey Stalnaker explained that Health First is taking precautions to ensure the safety of staff and our community as Florida reopens:
• Social distancing is required.
• We maintain a universal masking policy. Everyone entering Health First facilities must wear a mask. If a mask is needed, we will provide one.
• COVID-19 screening questions will continue to be asked to each person entering our facilities.
• Visitors and patients can not wear gloves. Instead, individuals are encouraged to practice proper hand hygiene by washing their hands or using hand sanitizer.
• Universal temperature checks at all medical facilities will begin Monday, May 11.
Health First COVID-19 legislative updates will transition to Tuesdays and Thursdays effective next week.
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