SALISBURY — The Alice B. Tawes Nursing Home and Chesapeake Cove assisted living center has resumed trailer and outdoor visitation and anticipates expanding that to include some form of indoor visitation.
These changes come as TidalHealth reopens to modified patient visitation so loved ones can be in-person with family members who are hospitalized.
One visitor, over the age of 18, per patient will be permitted during a patient’s stay, except for patients suspected of having or confirmed to have COVID-19. That one visitor must be designated by the patient and not one visitor at a time during the duration of the patient’s stay.
The hours will be 2 to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays. This format will help keep the risk of infection lower as COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community.
All visitors will be required to wear a face covering or mask. Gaiters and bandanas will not be permitted. A mask will be provided for those visitors arriving with either of the two unapproved face coverings.
At the emergency department at either TidalHealth McCready Pavilion or TidalHealth Peninsula Regional one support person is allowed to accompany a patient.