CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) announced in a news release Tuesday morning that it would allow patients to have unlimited visitors per day across most of its facilities beginning Wednesday.
The move is a step toward returning to pre-pandemic operations and follows the hospital’s announcement last week that it had reached the milestone of no patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in its facilities.
Additionally, children will be permitted to visit once again, reversing course on the CRMC’s latest prior update in October that prohibited those under the age of 16 from doing so. Previously, patients had been allowed only two visitors per day under imposed restrictions.
Face coverings in CRMC facilities remain required and screening for illness upon entry will continue, with those diagnosed with or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 not permitted entry unless seeking medical care.
The CRMC’s visiting hours are from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day on the West Campus and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday (and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) on the East Campus. Though a patient’s number of visitors allowed daily will be unlimited, no more than two visitors or support persons will be allowed in a patient’s room at the same time, the release stated.
There are slight adjustments to the CRMC’s visitor policy dependent on location in its facilities. Patients in the Mother/Baby and Pediatrics department, for instance, are allowed a main support person for the entirety of their stay, with additional visitors permitted during normal visiting hours. Group clinics are allowed support persons during appointments, though visitors remain prohibited in Behavioral Health Sciences due to social distancing limitations in the facility, CRMC noted.
The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.