Trident Health relaxing COVID-19 guest policy

Charleston County News

Courtesy: Trident Health

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Trident Health on Tuesday will relax the enhanced guest screening and visitation policy that has been in place through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the new policy, guests will no longer have to undergo temperature checks before entering the hospital. Masks are still required.

Additionally, patients will be allowed two visitors at a time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The following patients will be allowed one overnight guest:

  • Pediatrics
  • NICU
  • Laboring Mothers
  • Patient Advocates Pre/Post Surgery
  • End of Life
  • Designated support person for a patient with a disability

Confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients are allowed one guest at a time for a maximum of 15 minutes. Social distancing must be maintained.

Behavioral health patients will be allowed 15-minute-long in-person visits. Patients can also now rotate visitors. The visits will be between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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