Providence Oregon updated visitor policy

January 25, 2022 Providence News Team

PROVIDENCE OREGON – As the omicron variant continues to spread quickly in our communities, we are now limiting visitors to one per stay for most patients – with a few exceptions. The new policy takes effect Wednesday, Jan. 26.

How it works

One designated visitor per patient stay is allowed in adult inpatient units, mother/baby units, emergency departments and hospital-based outpatient and procedural areas.

Special rules apply for people with disabilities or COVID-19 and for those in behavioral health inpatient units.

Some exceptions are in place for certain patients. In these cases, visitors must be at least 16 years old.

  • Pediatric patients can have 2 designated visitors.
  • Labor and delivery patients can designate 2 visitors.

To prevent the spread of disease, everyone must wear a mask in the hospital and maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet (2M).

We understand that limiting visitors is difficult for people with sick family and friends in the hospital. Thank you for understanding, as we do our best to balance your loved one’s need for connection with the need to keep everyone safe.

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