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Wyoming Medical Center restricts visitation to protect patients, staff and community members

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Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 11:57 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Release) - To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in Wyoming Medical Center’s hospitals and clinics, effective Friday, Oct. 30. This includes Central and East Campuses, primary and secondary clinics and walk-in clinics. We understand this will be challenging, but we’re committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect our patients, healthcare workers and the community.

There are two exceptions to the visitor restriction at Wyoming Medical Center’s main campus:

● Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have one adult visitor with them.

● Laboring mothers may have one support person with them. There are two exceptions to the visitor restriction at all other locations:

● Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have one adult visitor with them.

Visitors are subject to a health screening at all locations to ensure they are not exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness. Current visiting restrictions will stay in place until the end of visiting hours at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29. These are unprecedented times, and we are taking this very rare action to help ensure patient safety as well as the safety of their loved ones, caregivers and community members. Please use virtual visits via phone, FaceTime or video chats to keep in touch with your loved ones. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We will continue to monitor the spread of coronavirus, and make adjustments as needed. You can find updated visitor and other hospital restrictions on our COVID-19 webpage.

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