For the protection of patients and staff, Paris Regional Medical Center will be restricting visiting hours at the hospital to 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will soon be screening all visitors upon entrance into the facility.
“Visitation is limited to no more than one well visitor (16 and older) per patient per day,” said the hospital in a statement. “If you have a fever, cough, body aches or sore throat, or have been in contact with someone that has these symptoms, please do not visit your loved one in the hospital. Please contact them via phone instead.”
Visitors will be required to use hand sanitizing gel (or handwashing with soap and water) upon entering the facility as well as when entering and exiting patient rooms.
The hospital further stated that at this time, there are no positive cases of coronavirus in Lamar County; however, they have chosen to take preventative measures to ensure the safety and well-being of the patients in their care.
“We appreciate your understanding and the integral role you play in our mission of making our community healthier,” said PRMC.