RAPID CITY, S.D. (KELO) — While COVID cases and hospitalizations remain high across the state, Monument Health in western KELOLAND is easing restrictions on its visitor policy.
Patients at Monument are now allowed to have two visitors.
Hospital officials say they feel it’s alright to expand the visitor policy with where the COVID-19 numbers are right now.
“To be able to have that flexibility with the additional person, sometimes just to support each other and be able to not have to have one come up and then tell the other what’s going on, it really helps to have them together and share what’s going on,” Marcia Taylor, Patient Experience, said.
People are still required to take health precautions when visiting a patient. Visitors are not allowed for patients with COVID-19.