Visitor Restrictions for Hospital Patients
Until further notice, we are not allowing any visitors for admitted patients or patients in the Emergency Department, except for patients in:
- Hospice/End of Life
- Pediatric Care – Emergency Department or Inpatient (one parent)
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (one parent)
- Labor & Delivery Unit and Maternity Unit
- Only one support person allowed, designated with a hospital-issued wristband.
- All support persons will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure risks. Anyone with such symptoms or deemed at high-risk due to exposure will not be permitted. No one under self-quarantine will be permitted to visit.
- Patients (mothers) who have suspected or confirmed COVID-19 will not be permitted any visitors until/unless their status has changed.
- All support persons must wear masks.
- Support persons must remain in the labor room during labor and in the mother’s postpartum room at all other times.
- No re-entry. Support persons may not leave the facility and come back. Support persons may otherwise stay for the duration of the mother’s hospitalization.
- Support persons must follow all instructions from the patient’s care team and may be asked to leave at any point if not complying with those instructions or otherwise in the interest of safety.
Patients with disabilities due to altered mental status, intellectual or cognitive disability, communication barriers, or behavioral concerns may have one designated support person for the duration of their hospitalization or visit. The designated support person can be a family member, a personal care assistant, or another disability service provider knowledgeable about the patient’s care.
We understand how important family and friends are to patients recovering in the hospital, but these restrictions are an important step in protecting the health and safety of all our patients and health care team members.
All visitors will be screened for symptoms and exposure risks.
Patients may not be sent any belongings from home or food.
Visitor Restrictions for Outpatient Appointments
Until further notice, we are not allowing any visitors to attend outpatient appointments.
Visitors must wait in their car or outside, not inside the hospital.