Effective today, Schneck Medical Center in Seymour will no longer allow visitors due to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak.
The only exceptions include:
- Mothers in labor permitted one labor partner
- Pediatric patients permitted one caregiver
- Surgery patients with sedation permitted one transportation escort
- Emergency department patients permitted one companion
- End-of-life patients may have limited visitors, as determined by the nursing supervisor
These permitted visitors will be required to undergo health screenings, and no one under 18 will be allowed.
In addition, Schneck outpatient departments, physician practices and Schneck Urgent Care will only allow one companion.
“We did not make this decision lightly. The safety of our patients, their families, our health care staff and the community is our primary focus,” said Eric Fish, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Schneck. “These restrictions may be difficult for patients and their loved ones, but we ask for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time.”
Schneck also is closing its cafeteria for dine-in patrons, although food and beverages will still be available for purchase on a take-out basis.
Schneck is creating a labor pool to assist those who have been displaced due to the coronavirus situation. While these are not current open positions, candidates in the labor pool will be called upon if staff resources become limited or additional staffing needs are identified. Responsibilities may include supporting environmental services and staffing visitor and patient screening stations.
Interested candidates may apply on the Careers page on schneckmed.org.