(updated 03/16/2021)

Visitor Policy as it relates to COVID-19

This policy is designed with the safety of our patients and staff as a priority. If at any point you wish to have clarification of any part of this policy, please ask a member of our nursing staff or call Rice County District Hospital’s Administration Department at 620-257-7186.

The Visitor Policy is now assigned by color-coded levels and will be monitored by the members of our COVID committee and updated every 2 weeks based on the needs of our community and our patients.

As of 03/16/2021 the current level is: LEVEL 1 (Green)

View the Visitor Restrictions Grid for the full description of what each level entails

Level 1 (Green) Key Points:

  • Two visitors are allowed per patient per day, with the exception of patients under the age of 18, patients in critical condition, or patients nearing the end of life
  • Patients under the age of 18 are allowed up to two guardians for the duration of their stay
  • No visitors under the age of 12 are permitted
  • The visitors must be screened by a member of our staff upon arrival
  • The visitors will be asked to remain in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit, unless stepping out for patient privacy
  • Visitors will be asked to use the patient’s bathroom while in the facility
  • Visitation hours are 7am-9pm, with the exception of visitors to patients under the age of 18, patients in critical condition, patients nearing the end of life, or patients in the Family Birth Center
  • Masks are required to be worn in public areas of the hospital, and will be encouraged in patient rooms. The patient and the visitor will be asked to wear a mask when hospital personnel enter the room
  • Employees are not permitted to have visitors, unless the employee is a patient of the facility, or the visitor is essential to the operation of the organization
  • Visitation for residents in Intermediate Swing Bed will continue as directed by our Swing Bed Coordinator

Other Important Information

  • All persons will be screened by a member of our staff prior to entering the facility
  • Masks are required to be worn while in public areas of the hospital
  • Outpatient lab draws continue at the hospital
  • The Front Doors doors will reopen as public entrance into the hospital

Thank you for continuing to allow us to serve the community that we call home!