Scheduling & Visitor Restrictions

 

As of November 22, 2021, due to the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, visitation is being limited to TWO visitors per patient between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. with the following exceptions for two visitors outside of these visitation hours:
  • Patients with disabilities that require a support person to effectively communicate with medical personnel
  • Patients at the end of life
  • Patients in active labor
  • Post-Partum Patients
  • Pediatric patients
  • NICU patients
In-person visitation for patients in isolation for COVID-19 will be at the discretion of the attending physician.

In these instances, the support person/visitor must be free of COVID symptoms or risk factors with the exception of exposure to COVID-19 from the patient they are visiting/supporting. Visitation should be arranged through the hospital’s House Officer by contacting the patient’s nurse on the unit. Visitors must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the visitation in order to visit.

For Elective Surgery/Invasive Procedure Patients – Two Visitors can:
  • Escort the patient to registration,
  • Remain in the designated waiting rooms/lobbies during the patient’s procedure, wearing a mask and practicing social distancing and
  • Remain at the patient’s bedside at all times after recovery.
Visitors must:
  • Wear a mask at all times
  • Wash or sanitize hands
  • Remain in the patient’s room and not congregate in waiting areas
  • Remain in designated waiting rooms/lobbies and practice social distancing for patient’s having surgery/procedure
Visitors cannot visit if they have any of the following symptoms or risk factors:
  • Fever (over 100°F) with or without chills [Includes a measured temperature of over 100°F or a subjective fever (feeling feverish)]
  • Cough, with or without sputum production
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or running nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Close contact (within 6 feet) in the last 14 days with a person who is confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • In-person visitation by a Religious Counselor (e.g. clergy) is permitted when requested by the patient or the patient’s family/support person.
  • Solicitation by visitors is prohibited.
Exceptions to the restricted visitation guidelines may be made on an individual basis by hospital executive leadership after careful evaluation of any clinical and/or ethical concerns. We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.

Restrictions for Hospital Entry/Exit

We are limiting hospital entry points to facilitate employee, physician, visitor and vendor screening and community safety. 



An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.