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Updated Visitor Restriction Policy Effective April 6

For patients at a hospital or emergency department:

Visitors are not allowed.

If an exception is granted, visitation will only be allowed by spouses, significant others, parents, or legal guardians.

Anyone over age 50 or with chronic health problems should avoid visiting a patient in the hospital.

Visitors should primarily remain in the room with the patient.

No visitation by anyone who is ill with seasonal flu or COVID-19 symptoms.

Exceptions:

  • “End of life” situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis
  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) may have two (2) visitors, limited to only parents or guardians. Only one parent/guardian may be present at a time.
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility or safety concerns may have one (1) visitor for assistance.
  • Patients having major surgery may have one (1) visitor over the age of 18.

Maternity patients:

Labor/Delivery and Postpartum

  • One visitor per admission stay (not per day)
    • Exception: Minor patients (under the age of 18 years old) may have (2) visitors limited to only parents/guardians OR one parent/guardian and father of baby

NICU/SCN

  • 2 approved visitors for the entire stay
  • Only 1 approved visitor at a time

Antepartum Greater than 7-day Length of Stay

  • 2 approved visitors during the stay
  • Only 1 approved visitor per day (both visitors cannot visit on the same day)

For patients not at a hospital (doctor’s office or outpatient center):

One visitor is allowed per patient. However, no visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed unless they are the patient.

Exceptions:

  • “End of life” situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis
  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) may have two (2) visitors, limited to only parents or guardians. Only one parent/guardian may be present at a time.
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility or safety concerns may have one (1) visitor for assistance
  • Patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot have any visitors, unless the patient is a minor
April 6, 2020