Goshen Hospital implements visitor restrictions due to COVID-19 precautions

March 6, 2020

Goshen Hospital is taking the precautionary measure of limiting patient visitors at the hospital to protect patients, families and Colleagues from unnecessary exposure to illness. This temporary policy goes into effect on March 7, 2020.

“Patient safety is of utmost importance to us. While we do not have confirmed cases of COVID-19 locally, we will have these restrictions in place until we see a significant decrease in the national outbreak,” shared Dr. Daniel Nafziger, Chief Medical Officer, Goshen Hospital.

The following temporary restrictions are in place:

  • Visitors under 18 years of age will not be allowed to visit.
  • Patients will be limited to two adult visitors at a time – healthy only.
  • Total visitor numbers may be limited for patients in isolation.
  • Visitors will not be allowed if they feel ill or have flu-like symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills or muscle aches.
  • Healthy visitors will be asked to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer often while in the building.
  • Patients with flu-like symptoms will be asked to wear an isolation mask until they are actually admitted to the hospital.

“We appreciate your help in restricting the spread of viruses,” said Dr. Nafziger. “Even if you don’t plan to visit our hospital, it is important to wash your hands often and cover your mouth when you cough. If you find yourself with flu-like symptoms, stay home and get your rest. However, if your symptoms worsen, please call your primary care doctor.”