Knox Community Hospital building

Knox Community Hospital.

MOUNT VERNON -- In our continued effort to respond appropriately to the COVID-19 outbreak, and with the guidance of Knox Pubic Health and the Ohio Department of Health, Knox Community Hospital is taking additional steps to ensure the safety of our patients and community:

All KCH support groups, education activities, lectures, and interest meetings are suspended until further notice.

Several non-essential clinical services are being suspended at this time, including Cardiac Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and all Wellness Activities at the KCH Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness. (PLEASE NOTE: Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational Therapy appointments are continuing at the Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness at this time.)

The CRW Fitness Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Point of Entry, Visitor Changes

As of Tuesday, March 16, Knox Community Hospital will enforce a visitor restriction policy allowing only one visitor per patient. Individuals under 18 years of age are not allowed to visit at this time. Exceptions to this policy will be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Additionally, KCH has implemented changes to entry points at Knox Community Hospital (the main building), Knox Medical Pavilion, Knox Medical Center, Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness, and provider offices until further notice. Entry to the hospital will be limited to the main and Emergency Department entrances.

Upon arrival or entry, all patients and visitors will undergo a brief illness screening. Visitors will receive a badge, which will include the date of the visit and department and/or the patient room location they are visiting. Potential visitors, who have symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, should refrain from visiting patients at Knox Community Hospital at this time, and should instead call the Knox County COVID Call Line, which will be operational at noon on Wednesday, March 18.

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