Visitor Restrictions Now in Effect as of Friday, March 20
No visitors will be allowed with the following exceptions:
- Laboring mothers are allowed one (1) adult visitor during their stay
- Mother-Infant Unit Patients are allowed one (1) adult visitor during their stay
- Patients at or approaching “end of life” are allowed one (1) adult visitor at a time during their stay
- Pediatric patients including NICU, child/adolescent behavioral health, and pediatric ER, are allowed one (1) adult guardian at a time
Any exceptions to the above will require approval by the department director, nursing supervisor, or Administrator On-call.
Valet operations will also be suspended at that time.
All visitors must meet screening criteria to ensure they are not ill or experiencing symptoms when entering the facility. To help supplement visitor needs please consider programs like FaceTime, Skype, etc., for your patients.
As you know, we have suspended our volunteer program and previously implemented restrictions to our visitor policy. We appreciate your understanding as we take these additional COVID-19 mitigation measures for your protection and the safety of our patients and healthcare providers.
At Johnston-Willis Hospital, and across our HCA Healthcare network, we’re no stranger to threats. We deal with them daily.
With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Johnston-Willis Hospital patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Johnston-Willis Hospital is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.
Frequently asked questions
- Stay home when you feel sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth, because this is where viruses can enter.
- Always cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- Every patient, visitor and vendor is screened outside of our primary lobbies, ER entrances and loading docks.
- Points of entry to our facilities have been limited.
- As we often do during heavy influenza outbreaks, visitor restrictions have been instituted in patient care areas.
- We have done, and continue to do, deep cleaning throughout all of our care sites.
- Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to coordinate daily communication and response across all of our hospitals.