NORTH DAKOTA: CHI St. Alexius Health Implements a No Visitor Policy

CHI St. Alexius Health Adopts No Visitor Policy

At CHI St. Alexius Health a “no visitor” policy at all of its hospital and clinic locations will take effect today, Thursday, April 2, until further notice. Managing visitors has been a challenge, and with a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, they want to take the necessary steps to ensure everyone's safety.

“There’s nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our patients, staff and providers,” said Kurt Schley, president of CHI St. Alexius Health. “Although we recognize the value and healing nature of relationships for our patients and their loved ones, we have become increasingly concerned about the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and decided we needed to do more. We will do everything in our power to provide care with dignity and respect.”

Exceptions to this policy are as follows:

· Labor/delivery patient (limited to one labor partner)

· NICU and postpartum infant (limited to two parents/guardians)

· Pediatric/minor patient (limited to one parent/guardian)

· Dependent adult needing special assistance from a support person (as determined by the care team)

· Patient receiving end-of-life care (number to be determined by the care team)

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