To protect patients, staff and the… - Wyoming Medical Center

To protect patients, staff and the community, please be a good hospital visitor

Mar 16, 2020

To prevent the spread of coronavirus and other infections, we are no longer allowing visitors in the Emergency Department waiting room.

Many of our patients already have weakened immune systems, and may be very young, very old, or they may be here for an illness that weakens their body’s ability to fight infection. They also might have contagious illnesses themselves.

For the safety of our patients, staff and community we are asking that visitors do not report to the hospital at this time, except to visit patients in critical condition. Please call (307) 577-7201 to see if visitation is appropriate. If you must come, you will be asked to limit visitors to up to two per room at the discretion of hospital staff.

The following restrictions are currently in place in the Emergency Department:

  • One parent/guardian for patients under 18
  • No visitors to adult ER patients (exceptions may be made for trauma and severely ill patients)
  • No visitors in the ER waiting room

We will continue to monitor the situation and may make adjustments in the days and weeks ahead. We appreciate your cooperation.

Practice good infection prevention.

It’s a good idea to use these common sense principles all the times:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand gel before entering and leaving a hospital room.
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow to prevent droplets from infecting nearby surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes.