Providence Oregon Updated Visitor Policy

August 19, 2021 Providence News Team

Due to this COVID surge, Providence facilities are not allowing visitors – with a few exceptions. The new policy takes effect Aug. 23, 2021.

No visitors are allowed in adult inpatient units, behavioral health inpatient units or hospital-based outpatient and procedural areas.

Special rules apply for people with disabilities or COVID-19.

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

  • Emergency patients can have 1 visitor while in the emergency department.
  • Pediatric patients can have 2 designated visitors.
  • Labor and delivery patients can designate 2 visitors for support.
  • Mother/baby patients can have 1 visitor.

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

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