CAMC issues ‘No Visitor’ policy effective immediately

West Virginia

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – CAMC is mandating a ‘No Visitor’ policy effective immediately as a result of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

According to a press release from CAMC, the hospital is mandating the ‘No Visitor’ policy and it is effective immediately as a result of increasing COVID-19 cases in the community.

The includes every CAMC hospital:

  • CAMC General Hospital
  • CAMC Memorial Hospital
  • CAMC Teays Valley Hospital
  • CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital

According to the press release, the no visitor policy also includes the essential caregiver. No one will be permitted to be with the patient with a few exceptions. One essential caregiver will be permitted in pediatrics, obstetrical services and the NICU for the duration of the patient’s stay.

End of life care will be authorized on a case-by-case basis.

For emergency room visits, if an essential caregiver is needed for assistance, only one person may accompany a patient into the emergency room and then will be asked to leave.

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