Washington Regional Medical Center will begin screening all visitors and limiting who enters the building on Friday, March 13 in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Only one visitor per adult patient will be allowed, according to a news release.
Additionally, visitors will be asked a short series of questions upon entrance to the facility, and those thought to be at risk of coronavirus or with symptoms of a respiratory illness will not be allowed to visit.
The number of entrances will also be limited, depending on the day of the week and time of day.
The main entrance will be open from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Women & Infants Center (parking garage entrance) and Emergency Department will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Visitors to the Willard Walker Hospice Home will also undergo screening, but there will not be a limitation placed on the number of visitors allowed at one time. Visitors with risk factors or symptoms of a respiratory illness will not be allowed to visit.