The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

The Central Peninsula Hospital issued new restrictions to the public to help limit exposure to patients and staff, on Tuesday, March, 17, 2020, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Central Peninsula Hospital restricts visitors

The new restrictions begin Friday.

The Central Peninsula Hospital is taking more precautions to keep caregivers, patients and the community safe amid the current global pandemic.

The hospital is issuing more restrictions that involve screening all patients and visitors who enter the facility, a Thursday press release said.

The new restrictions begin Friday. Health and visitor screening stations will be located at the main entrance from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the river tower entrance in the front only from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and at the emergency department entrance 24 hours a day.

The entrance closest to the Obstetrics Department, near the 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.

The hospital is also issuing restrictions for visitors. No visitors will be allowed with the exception of one adult visitor per pediatric patient, one adult visitor per patient in labor and delivery/mother-baby unit, one adult visitor per medical/surgical patient, one adult visitor per ICU patient and one adult visitor per emergency department patient. Patients will be allowed in on a case-by-case basis for end-of-life situations.

The hospital’s release asks all visitors to contact the hospital prior to arrival for more information about restrictions at 907-714-4404.

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