Updated Visitation Guidelines During COVID – Effective July 7, 2021
We are honored that you have entrusted us to care for the healthcare needs of your loved ones. 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. If you are not fully vaccinated, a mask must be worn outside of hospital while 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, and visitors may rotate in the same day:
- Intensive Care: 2 visitors per day, 24/7
- Medical and Surgical Units: 1 visitor at a time
- Labor & Delivery: 2 visitors at a time 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, 24/7
Emergency Department: 1 visitor at a time, 24/7. This will be allowed until the ED becomes too saturated to support appropriate social distancing.
Imaging Procedures: Hospital and Outpatient allows 1 visitor at a time
Cardiology: 1 visitor at a time
Laboratory: 1 visitor at a time
Infusions: 1 visitor at a time
- NOTE: If you are accompanying a patient, you may or may not be allowed to physically be with the patient during their testing or procedure. This is determined by the department staff. Also, universal masking and social distancing is still required in all areas.
Pre-Operative Admission Process: 1 individual may accompany a patient for the pre-operative admission process.
- NOTE: Due to lack of waiting rooms/space, once patients have gone to the operating area visitors will need to leave the building and follow regular visitation guidelines unless otherwise authorized.
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 or unless both visitor and patient is fully vaccinated.
- If visitors remain in the room while a non-Covid patient is receiving a respiratory treatment, it is recommended that they remain masked.
Please note that this visitation policy is subject to change and may be adjusted at any time at the discretion of the hospital.