Updated Visitation Guidelines During COVID – Effective March 23, 2021
We understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at Providence hospitals. To protect the health of our patients and caregivers, and as a safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are pleased we can now allow two visitors per patient (see restrictions below) in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our primary goal is to ensure the safety of all those that enter our environment through social distancing, masking, and hand hygiene practices.
All persons will be screened prior to entering the hospital.
Hospital-approved masks must be worn while in the hospital or on campus.
Non-COVID patients may have the following visitors between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily unless an exception is noted or required below:
- Intensive Care: 2 visitors per day (no visitor rotation in same day)
- Medical and Surgical Units: 1 visitor per day (no visitor rotation in same day)
- Labor & Delivery: 2 visitors during the stay through post-partum 24/7; in addition, 1 doula during labor & delivery only
- NICU/PICU/Pediatrics: 1 pair of parents/guardians 24/7
- End of Life (Non-COVID): Up to 2 visitors per day, 24 hours/day
Exceptions to the above visitor policy and visitor time limits may be made for compassionate care needs or developmental/cognitive impairments. For questions about exceptions, please ask the charge nurse and/or nurse manager – these exceptions will require prior approval.
- Visitors must go directly to the patient care unit and room where their loved one is located.
- Visitors may not eat or drink while visiting unless individuals are from the same household.
- It is recommended that visitors do not remain in the patient’s room during respiratory treatments.
Please note that this visitation policy is subject to change and may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the hospital.