Lee Health announced it will ease restrictions on visitations

 Lee Health
Posted at 3:22 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 15:22:12-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Lee Health announced it is easing visitation with restrictions.

They will follow strict guidelines that will continue to protect the safety of patients and staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

All visitors will be required to practice physical distancing, complete a health screening, temperature check, and thoroughly sanitize their hands with alcohol-based gel before visitation.

Visitors are required to bring their own mask or face covering and wear it all times while in a Lee Health facility.

Visitation to any COVID-19 units or patients requiring airborne precautions (in an isolated room because they are potentially infectious) will continue to be restricted to compassionate care.

Compassionate care generally refers to end-of-life situations to give family members the opportunity to say goodbye to their loved ones but can cover other areas depending on individual circumstances.

Compassionate care visitation is at the discretion of hospital leadership.

“Visitation is an important part of a patient’s recovery. Seeing loved ones brings them comfort and helps them feel more at ease while in the hospital. The restrictions that have been in place have been a hardship, and I thank our community for their understanding as we implemented necessary measures to keep people safe during a global pandemic,” said Larry Antonucci, M.D., MBA, Lee Health president & CEO.

At the main hospital campuses, patients will be allowed to designate one visitor upon admission.

Visitation hours are from 10 am to 12pm and 4pm to 6 p.m.

No visitors under the age of 12 are permitted.