The health and safety of our patients and visitors is a top priority at our facilities. We understand how important the support of loved ones and friends is to patients and residents in our facility. However, COVID-19 requires us to temporarily adjust our visiting policy in order to keep our patients, residents, and visitors safe from infection.

We continue to implement vigorous policies and procedures to address COVID-19 and are following all governmental recommendations as well. If you have any questions about the updated visiting policy, please contact a member of the patient or resident's healthcare team.

Thank you for your understanding and for adhering to these policies to help us keep our patients, residents, families, staff, and visitors protected and healthy during this time.

Perkins County Health Services, Grant Medical Clinic, and Perkins County Family Clinic are currently limiting visitors due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

EFFECTIVE 4/1/2021

The following restrictions are in place:
     * Hospital Inpatients: Four immediate family members, over the age of 18 years old, at a
     * Emergency Room: Two Designated Visitors.
     * Specialty Clinic: Two Designated Visitors. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the         building unless needing treatment.
     * Outpatient Services/Procedures, Grant Medical Clinic, and Perkins County Family         Clinic: Two Designated Visitors. This includes outpatient clinics, surgery, lab, diagnostic         imaging, and physical therapy. No one under the age of 18 is allowed in the building unless         needing treatment.
        NOTE: These guidelines do not apply to residents of Long Term Care Facilities or Assisted         Living Facilities. Please see Golden Ours Convalescent Home and Park Ridge Assisted Living         below.
     * NO VISITORS will be allowed to visit any patient that is in isolation being tested for COVID,         suspected of having COVID, or is positive for COVID.
     * ALL outpatients will be contacted before their outpatient appointments and asked         screening questions.
     * ALL patients and visitors will also be screened for temperature and symptoms upon arrival         at the hospital, Grant Medical Clinic, or Perkins County Family Clinic
     * ALL visitors will be required to wear masks while in the building, and to stay in the patient         room. We are encouraging those that have them, to wear their own face masks.
     * The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat, cough, and difficulty breathing.
     * As a patient, your best defense against respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 and influenza          is social distancing and hand washing.

Golden Ours Convalescent Home

EFFECTIVE 11/12/2021

Per DHHS/CMS nursing homes are now completely opened for visitation. Refer to following guidelines:
        * No appointments need are need to visit.
        * No limit of visitors.
        * No limit of time frame.
        * Visits will take place in a manner that does not place other residents at risk. Visitation may
           be limited to resident's rooms, dedicated visitation space and outdoors.
        * Large visitor gatherings (parties, events) in the same space must be avoided.
        * During indoor visitation, visitors will be limited on movement inside the facility. Visitors will
           not be allowed to walk around the halls of the facility, they will go directly to the resident's
           room or to the designated visitation area.
        * We will ask that you come to the door closest to the residents room.
        * COVID Screening will continue as previous.
        * We will be asking for vaccination status verbally. If you decline to disclose your vaccination
           status you will be required to wear a mask at all times.
        * Masks will be warn in the hallways.
        * Unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear a mask and social distance at all times.
        * Please notify us if you are not feeling well.
        * Under certain circumstances visitors coming from another country may be require to            show a negative COVID test 2-3 days before entering facility.

If the Perkins County COVID-19 community level of transmission is substantially too high, all residents and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, should wear face coverings or masks and physically distance, at all times.

If the resident and ALL their visitors are fully vaccinated, and the resident is not moderately or severally immunocompromised, they may remove their masks, disregard social distancing and have physical contact once in the resident room or designated visitation area.

Park Ridge Assisted Living

EFFECTIVE 11/12/2021

Park Ridge Assisted Living will follow the Golden Hours Convalescent Home Guidelines noted above however, we do request an advance courtesy call to 308-352-7246 so that we have staff available to screen you prior to entering the residents room.

Credible resources for more information on COVID-19

     * Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
     * Centers for Disease Control and Prevention