Navicent Health changes parts of essential visitation policy

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT)  Medical Center Navicent Health has made changes to parts of its essential visitation policy. This is according to a news release from the healthcare provider. 

The news release states that Navicent made the decision after reviewing its policies and local COVID-19 data.  The essential visitation policy started on March 12 to protect patients, visitors, and caregivers from the threat of COVID-19. 

Navicent made the changes to accommodate those being treated as inpatients, according to the news release. The changes took effect Wednesday, July 1.

What changed

  • Each inpatient can have one visitor per day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    • Only one visitor can visit the patient per day, but a different visitor can visit the patient each subsequent day.
  • Patients at end of life can have two visitors per day.

 For a complete summary of Navicent Health’s essential visitation policy, please click here.

Masking Information

  • To prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors must wear a mask at all times, in accordance with Navicent Health’s universal masking policy.
  • Navicent Health asks that visitors arrive wearing a mask. Those without a mask can not enter the facility.
  • Visitors may visit hospital cafeterias and cafes to pick up take-out food.
  • Visitors must continue to wear their masks in hallways, cafeterias, and cafes.