PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center has been trying to keep the public well-informed and up to date on their policies and everything Coronavirus in general. With this in mind, they have put out a new visitor policy and some tips on traveling this summer.
The new post for visitors is as follows:
SOMC is revising its visitation policy in accordance with the latest developments of the coronavirus pandemic.
Because we are currently in a low-risk situation, SOMC is now allowing one visitor per patient a time. This policy will be in place enterprise-wide but remains subject to change based on testing results and exposures within our community.
All visitors will be required to wear a mask and undergo screening for COVID-19. Visitors will only be permitted if they are not displaying symptoms for the virus.
We remain committed to protecting our patients, staff and community from the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.
Speaking with Eric Kephas, Marketing Analytics Specialist at SOMC, about opening up for visitors, he said, “SOMC has assessed that we are currently in a lower risk environment.” He did reemphasize that they will have to have a screening and must have a mask and they have to have no symptoms of the virus. “When you enter our facilities, you would get your temperature checked and