Floyd Medical Center is easing its visitation policy but will continue to limit visitors as COVID-19 continues to be present in this community, according to a media release from the hospital. Effective this morning at 8 am, one visitor may accompany a patient who is receiving care at most Floyd locations, like hospitals, Floyd Primary Care, and Floyd Urgent Care offices, and outpatient locations. Patients who are confirmed or suspected to have the virus may not receive visitors.

Visitors will be screened for flu-like symptoms, like fever, cough or shortness of breath. If any of these symptoms exist, the visitor will not be permitted to enter. Patients and visitors will all be given masks to wear and will be asked to observe social distancing and practice hand-hygiene protocols.

Children under the age of 13 will still not be allowed to visit. Those who are older than 65 and/or at increased risk for complications from COVID-19 are discouraged from visiting or staying overnight.

Floyd implemented a no-visitor policy back in early March when cases of the virus were first diagnosed throughout this region.

For more information about Floyd’s visitor policy, visit www.floyd.org.