Reminder Pre-COVID Operations

Reminder: Returning to pre-COVID-19 Operations

Sunday, June 7, 2020 |
As we return to pre-COVID-19 operations, the health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and physicians remain a top priority for Bayhealth. We continue to follow CDC guidelines, to monitor new findings, and to work closely with the Governor’s office, the Delaware Division of Public Health, and other state and local government officials. We have also implemented protocols and workflows for maintaining safety for patients and staff while continuing to provide effective, person-centered care and services to the community.

As such, our restricted visitation policy remains in effect to limit the number of people in the same space at any given time to prevent potential spread of the virus. This policy is as follows: No visitors will be accepted at any of our locations. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for laboring patients, neonatal intensive care patients, pediatric patients, end-of-life patients, and for patients undergoing procedures or surgeries that require a care partner present. In addition, if a patient is a child, we ask that only one parent accompany the child. Similar exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis for other patients who may require a support person or care partner. These approved visitors and care partners must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and follow personal protective equipment (PPE) protocol. All other visitors and care partners must wait in their vehicle or outside of the facility.

Along with being screened for COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure, everyone who enters our facilities is required to wear a mask or approved face covering. So if you have a medical appointment or are approved to enter our facilities for another reason, please be sure to put one on before you enter the building.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation. For more information on these and our other protocols for keeping patients, staff and the community safe, as well as the latest on Bayhealth’s operations, visit our COVID-19 page.