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Thursday, March 19, 2020

03/19/2020 Central Peninsula Hospital Implementing Health Screening and Visitor Restrictions

March 19, 2020 - Safety for our caregivers, patients and community 

SOLDOTNA, AK – Central Peninsula Hospital continues to take precautions to keep our caregivers, patients and community safe as we prepare to care for COVID-19 patients that will eventually arrive. As stated in our prior release on March 17, 2020, we would be implementing further restrictions that would involve screening all patients/visitors who enter Central Peninsula Hospital. That day has arrived.

CPH Implementing Health Screening and Visitor Restrictions   

Central Peninsula Hospital is implementing Heath Screening and Visitor Entry restrictions effective: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00a.m. 

The health and visitor screening stations will be located at the Main Entrance (5:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.), the River Tower Entrance FRONT ONLY (7:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.), and the Emergency Department Entrance (24 Hours) to the hospital. The entrance closest to the Obstetrics Department (near middle of the hospital in front) will be locked to badge access only for employees and physicians. The rear River Tower entrance will be permanently closed to the public until further notice.

For Central Peninsula Hospital, this means no visitors will be allowed with the exception of:

  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per pediatric patient
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient in Labor & Delivery/Mother-Baby unit 
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per patient who is living with a mental disability 
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per medical/surgical patient 
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per ICU patient 
  • One (1) adult visitor, 18 years or older, per emergency department patient 
  • Case by case basis per patient who is in “end of life” status 

Access for people without a badge will only be available at the hospital main entrance, emergency department, or River Tower Front Entrance. Screening checks for patients and visitors will be required prior to entry.   

Please contact Central Peninsula Hospital prior to arrival for more information about visitor restrictions at (907) 714-4404.

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