Long Term Care Visitation Set to Open

March 23, 2021

Bolivar Medical Center's Long Term Care has announced that the indoor visitation policy will allow loved ones inside the facility, effective Monday, March 29, 2021.

Visiting hours will be Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday through Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm. Residents will be allowed no more than two people at a time to help maintain social distancing while visiting in the room.

All visitors are required to have their temperature checked at the kiosk in the front lobby or emergency department lobby. Visitors who fail the kiosk temp check and /or exhibit signs and symptoms of illness will not be allowed in the facility. Visitors who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the prior 14 days will not be allowed in the facility.

All visitors must be 18 years of age or older and are required to wear a mask while in the facility. Visitors are asked to stay in the room during the visit and encouraged to maintain six feet of social distance.

A negative COVID-19 test is not requried prior to visiting, but we encourage those visiting to get the COVID-19 vaccination to help with protection against the diseaese.

Bolivar Medical Center continues to take the extra steps to prepare for our patients and visitors—from enhanced cleaning procedures throughout the day, to face mask requirements for everyone, and adjusting waiting room areas for safe social distancing. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://www.bolivarmedical.com/coronavirus-covid-19-preparedness-information.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to the criteria above. Flexibility is allowed based on local market COVID-19 activity or other extenuating circumstances. For example:

  • Ability to maintain zero-visitor policy or revert to zero-visitor policy based on community COVID-19 activity.
  • Upon approval, compassionate care visits will be allowed regardless of resident's vaccination status, COVID positivity rate or COVID outbreak.