Visitor Guidelines As of June 1, 2020

posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 in COVID-19

Revised visitor guidelines will offer more flexibility to spend time with a hospitalized loved one. As of June 1, visitor guidelines will be as follows:

  • Inpatients may have one visitor per day. The person may come and go throughout the day, but must be the same visitor that day. A different person can be the single visitor the following day.
  • Patients who are receiving end-of-life care can have two visitors at a time, and the visitors can rotate during the day, allowing loved ones to be near.
  • Pediatric patients (age 17 and under) may have one parent or guardian with them, which applies to both to inpatients and pediatric patients receiving outpatient services.
  • Birth Center visitors are limited to one person per day, which includes the baby’s father or mother’s support person. The father/support person can be present for a surgical delivery.
  • Adult outpatients are asked to come alone, unless physical assistance is required. Also, obstetric patients scheduled for an OB ultrasound may be accompanied by one person.
  • Surgical patients may be accompanied by one person who must remain in the surgical area during the patient’s procedure.
  • Emergency patients: Pediatric patients may be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No visitors permitted for adult emergency patients unless the patient has a life-threatening condition as determined by the medical team.

No one under age 18 is permitted to visit except during an end-of-life situation for a patient, at the parent’s discretion.

Patients and visitors will have their temperature checked and be asked screening questions at the entrance of the hospital.  Masks will be required for anyone to enter the hospital.  The use of waiting areas will be limited and directed by hospital staff.  The cafeteria and coffee shop will be available for take-out food items only.