Kentucky Healthcare Phased Reopening Continues
As reported last week, Kentucky healthcare providers and facilities entered Phase III of the healthcare reopening on May 13, 2020. Under this schedule, healthcare providers were permitted to resume non-emergency/non-urgent inpatient surgeries and procedures at 50% of their pre-COVID-19 shutdown volume. All providers must continue to follow strict rules and procedures meant to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19, including limiting visitors, but healthcare facilities may now permit a patient to have one visitor, provided that visitor is adequately screened and wears a face mask while in the facility. Phase IV, permitting facilities to resume non-emergent/non-urgent inpatient surgery and procedures at the volume determined by the facility, is scheduled to begin on May 27, 2020. Providers can find information on each Phase of the reopening here.