COVID-19 PATIENT RESOURCES

Knox County Transmission: HIGH (RED). This indicates a high level of community transmission/spread of COVID-19.

Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted visitors *

*Virtual Visitation Is Available Upon Request**

FDA shortens booster interval for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine 

The Food and Drug Administration today announced that five months is the recommended interval between a primary dosing regimen and booster for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, the recommended gap was six months. As part of the announcement, the FDA amended Moderna’s current emergency use authorization, which applies only to patients age 18 and older. 

Source: https://www.aha.org/news/headline/2022-01-07-fda-shortens-booster-interval-modernas-covid-19-vaccine

COVID Hot Line: 740.393.9033

Please call 740.399.3840 to schedule your vaccination.

We understand. Vaccination is not an easy decision. But it’s easier with reliable information. Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, visit www.aha.org/vaccines.

Visitor Restrictions

  • Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times.
  • Keep a safe distance from others.
  • Frequently wash hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Patient visitors must be 18 or older unless they are the patient’s parent or guardian.
  • All Visitors must check-in at the Nurses Station/Front Desk of that area/unit
  • End-of-Life: Visitation restrictions will be at the discretion of the care team
  • Caretakers: Visitors acting in the role of a caretaker will be allowed access as determined by the clinical team
  • Clergy and those with Power of a Attorney: No Visitation restrictions (except Covid + patients as listed previously)
DO NOT VISIT IF: Positive for Covid-19 or have any symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, muscle/body aches, and/or headache.

Daily Visiting Hours: 8 am-8 pm

  • Monday-Friday: 8 am-5 pm Visitors are required to check-in at the Main Entrance Screening Station
  • After 5 pm weekdays/Saturday/Sunday Visitors are required to check-in at the Emergency Room Entrance Screening Station
Visitors must limit travel inside the hospital to the patient’s room only.
What Is a Booster Shot, And How Does It Work?

Booster shots serve as a reminder to your immune system, ultimately providing reinforcements for your body to recognize and ward off COVID-19 as the initial effectiveness of each of the three approved vaccines wanes over time.

It is important to know that the effectiveness of the Moderna, Pfizer, and J&J vaccines against severe infection remain incredibly high, but receiving a booster shot will help your immune system prevent mild to moderate infection, ultimately making you and your family safer.

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VISITOR RESTRICTION EXCEPTIONS

Patient visitors must be 18 or older unless they are the patient’s parent or guardian.
All Visitors must check-in at the Nurses Station/Front Desk of that area/unit.
End-of-Life

Visitation restrictions will be at the discretion of the care team.

Caretakers

Visitors acting in the role of a caretaker will be allowed access as determined by the clinical team.

Clergy and those with Power of a Attorney:

No Visitation restrictions (except Covid + patients as listed previously).

DEPARTMENT VISITOR RESTRICTIONS
Emergency Room Adult patients: 1 visitor / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Labor and Delivery Adult patients: 1 support perso1 support person / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians May stay at the hospital for the duration of the stay
Inpatient Adult patients: 1 designated visitor per day / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness Adult patients: No visitors: exception is 1 support caregiver / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Urgent Care Center Adult patients: 1 visitor / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Prenatal Appointment Adult patients: 1 visitor - only during fetal ultrasounds / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Ambulatory Surgery Center Adult patients: One visitor post procedure-communication will done by phone call for entry to the patient’s room/bay or discharge process and education. Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Department of Primary and Specialty Care Adult patients: No visitors / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
CATH Lab / Diagnostic Imaging Adult patients: 1 person is permitted pre-procedure, for post-surgery discussion, and for assistance with discharge / Pediatric patients: 2 parents/guardians
Center for Cancer Care 1 visitor for: Initial consult, treatment decisions, end-of-life/hospice care discussions, updates on patient's disease progression or recurring disease. Please call the Cancer Center 740.393.5551 for further information.
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, to protect you, your loved one, hospital staff, and the public, you will not be able to visit your loved one in the hospital.