Updates and Information About COVID-19

COVID-19 Preparedness Information

Caldwell Medical Center is here for our patients and community. In this time of uncertainty with many unknowns, you can gain some peace of mind with the knowledge that we are taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously and aggressively working to keep you and our entire area safe and protected during this outbreak. We are working closely with local and state offices to coordinate our response for greater efficiency and effectiveness in our public health efforts. The following are resources to help keep you informed and up to date on the latest most credible information so that you can do your part to stay safe and keep those around you protected from unnecessary exposure to infection.


Temporary Visitor Restrictions

PRINCETON, KY – September 15, 2022 –

Visitors for Patients in the Facility

  • Visitors may be restricted or prohibited within the facility depending upon the situation.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to visit if they are sick or fail the screening upon entry to the facility
  • One adult visitor (age 18 or older) may be in a COVID-19 patient room between the hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors must wear appropriate PPE for the duration of their visit
  •  Minors (17 and under) are permitted visitation if accompanied by an adult. Visitors to will be screened upon entry to the facility.   If they pass the screening process, visiting will be limited as follows:
    • Visitors must wear a face mask at all times while inside the facility.
      • The mask must cover both their nose and mouth
      • The mask may be a medical grade mask or a cloth mask
    • Visitors will be instructed to use hand sanitizer upon entry and exit of the patient room/area in which they are visiting
    • Visitors will be allowed from 6am till 8pm 7 days per week with a maximum of 2 visitors per patient for Med/Surg and Swingbed patients at a time.
    • Visitors will be issued a Visitor Pass specific to the location/room in which they are visiting
      1. Visitor pass will be cleaned following each use with hospital grade disinfectant.
    • Visitors will not be allowed to visit more than one patient during their time in the facility

      Exception:  Clergy will be allowed to visit multiple members of their congregation after performing appropriate hand hygiene between patients. Clergy are not included in the patient visitation counts.
  •  One overnight visitor is allowed.
  • The visitation policy will be reviewed and revised as needed depending on changes in the number of local cases and recommendations by the local health officials or other reputable sources.
  • During times when visitation is restricted, a process is in place to allow for remote and/or virtual communication between the patient and their family or visitors.
    • In addition to patient room phones and cell phones, electronic devices are accessible to the nursing staff to allow patients to communicate

Patients presenting for Outpatient Testing/Surgery

  • Patients presenting for Outpatient Testing/Surgery must be screened upon entry to the facility and must wear a face covering throughout their visit within the facility
  • Patients having outpatient surgery
    • Will be allowed two support persons in the surgical holding area prior to the surgical procedure
    • The support persons will be screened upon entry to the facility
    • The support persons may be asked to wait in areas outside of the department to accommodate social distancing. The support persons must wear a face covering throughout their visit while in the facility

Ambulatory Patients presenting as Emergency Department Patients

  • Patients presenting to the Emergency Department will be screened upon entry to the facility and if their condition allows, must wear a face mask throughout their stay in the ED
  • One support person will be allowed to accompany ED patients into the Exam Room at Nurse or Provider discretion and will wear a face mask at all times while accompanying patient in ED.

Consideration for /support person presence would be given to patients with dementia or other disease processes/injuries or minors that would preclude ability to gather necessary data to safely and adequately treat the patient. If the patient is a minor, the patient may be accompanied by two parents or legal guardians.