At Guthrie County Hospital, our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our members, patients, staff, and communities. Effective Monday, August 9, Guthrie County Hospital will have the following guidelines.  

Precautionary Guidelines for Inpatient and ER Care:

  • Patients will identify two visitors at the beginning of their stay who will be allowed to visit.
    • One visitor per day per patient.
    • All visitors will be screened for symptoms at building entrances. Visitors with a fever or symptoms of illness will be turned away.
      • Visitors and designated caregivers must be free from illness, including:
        • Fever
        • Cough
        • Runny nose
        • Sore throat
        • Vomiting
        • Diarrhea
    • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the facility – including in patient rooms.
    • Visitors are to stay in the patient’s room and not move about the hospital or go to Sneakers Café.
    • Visitors should clean their hands prior to entering the patient room and upon leaving the room using soap and water or hand sanitizer. Cleaning hands frequently during the visit is recommended as well.
    • No visitors are permitted for patients who are positive for COVID-19 or suspected to have COVID-19.
    • Visitors will be asked to leave if they are not willing to comply with these requests.
  • ER patients may have 1 companion with them and must stay in patient room.
    • Temperature will be taken prior to entering.
    • Companion cannot have cough/sneeze/fever and must be over 18 years old.

*These guidelines apply to visitation only; visitors may not spend the night.  All guidelines are subject to change at provider discretion. Anyone may seek medical care at any time.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. If you have any questions, please call (641) 332-2201.