CCMH Reinstates Strict “No Visitors” Policy Due To COVID-19
CCMH (Comanche County Memorial Hospital) has reinstated their "No Visitor" policy due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The dreaded second wave of Coronavirus looks to be here as we're seeing more and more cases in S.W. Oklahoma and around the country. Get all the details on the CCMH visitors policy from the official press release below:
News Media Contact:
Nicole Jolly, Marketing Director
CCMH Public Information Officer
November 2, 2020
COMANCHE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IMPLEMENTS “NO VISITATION” POLICY
(LAWTON, OK) Starting Tuesday, November 3, CCMH will be limiting visitation again for the safety of our patients, team members and community. No Visitors will be allowed for In-Patient Acute Care. We plan to continue this for two weeks and then re-evaluate the situation. OB visitation will be limited to one and end of life support will be as needed on a per case basis.
Comanche County Memorial Hospital health officials made these difficult decisions due to the increase of COVID cases we are experiencing along with other health care organization in the region. We currently have 35 COVID patients at CCMH.
Since January, Comanche County Memorial Hospital has been working diligently to take precautionary measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to work with the Comanche County Health Department; follow the CDC guidelines and use best practices to protect our patients, team members and community.
Again, NO visitors are permitted in the hospital with very few exceptions such as end-of-life situations, labor & delivery and pediatric patients. These visitors must be screened at the hospital front lobby. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed into the facility. All CCMH employees are being screened prior to their shift as well.
If you have general questions about coronavirus please call the Oklahoma State Department of Health call center hotline at 1-877-215-8336.
If you have minor symptoms please call your primary care provider. (If you do not have a primary care provider you can call our provider referral line at 510-7030.)
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, respiratory conditions or fever please call the Emergency Department ahead of time to let them know you are on your way.
Here are steps you can take to protect your health and the health of those around you:
• Wear a mask while in public.
• Wash your hands with soap and water.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Practice social distancing.
• Stay home and away from others if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough.
For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), please visit the following sites:
Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: