COVID-19 Updates from St. Joseph’s/Candler: Visitor restrictions
Visitor restrictions are being enforced at St. Joseph’s/Candler locations
Updated Thursday, April 2, 2020
Our top priority at St. Joseph’s/Candler is to protect our patients and co-workers. We have been evaluating visitor status for quite some time and continue to enhance visitor restrictions.
To that end, we are enforcing visitor restrictions beyond what we have during flu season to combat COVID-19.
Effective Monday, April 6, 2020, St. Joseph’s/Candler will no longer allow visitors in any inpatient unit, outpatient service or physician office building. There are a few exceptions. Labor and Delivery with be allowed one support person. Patients who are minors (Pediatrics and Neonatal ICU) will be allowed one parent and Outpatient Surgery and the Emergency Department will be allowed one family member. All visitors will be screened under those scenarios.
Security and a clinical screening team will continue to be stationed in the front lobbies at each public entrance including our medical office buildings on campus, Pooler, Buckwalter and the LCRP.
We are also implementing temperature checks on patients for the LCRP locations, Heart and Lung Building and the Professional Office Building. This may expand to other entrances at a later date.