Visitor Restrictions Revised (January 27 Update)

Jan 26, 2021

Effective Monday, January 27 at 8 a.m., current patients and patients coming for an emergency department visit, hospitalization, outpatient procedure, or office visit will be permitted one (1) visitor at a time. This is a change from the previous visitor policy of one visitor per stay.

No visitation will be permitted for outpatient testing, such as non-invasive radiology testing, routine x-rays, and lab studies.

No visitation will be allowed by anyone under the age of 18 unless they are the parent or legal guardian of a pediatric patient.

No visitors for patients suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19

  • No NICU visitation for confirmed COVID-19 mothers and partners while able to transmit COVID-19.
  • No COVID-19 positive persons or symptomatic individuals will be permitted to visit the patient unless it has been greater than 10 days since the test or onset of symptoms.
  • No individuals awaiting test results will be permitted to visit patients.

The following exceptions still apply:

  • End-of-life situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 
  • For minor maternity patients, a parent or guardian will also be permitted in addition to the one visitor.
  • Minor patients (under 18 years of age) may have two (2) visitors in the emergency department and inpatient setting, but this is limited to only parents or guardians.
  • Minor surgical patients (under 18 years of age) may have two (2) visitors in the surgical waiting and recovery area, but this is limited to only parents or guardians. 
  • NICU and Special Care Nursery patients will be allowed two (2) visitors for the duration of the patient's stay. Both visitors may come daily. Confirmed COVID-19 mothers and partners should not visit NICU infants while able to transmit COVID-19.
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility, reorienting/confusion (patient safety), interpretation, court orders, or health care decision-making may have one (1) additional assistance person.

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