As COVID-19 infection rates have declined and vaccination rates increase in our community, we are able to make certain modifications to our visitor restrictions. These modifications allow us to maintain our high safety standards, while providing support to our patients who often need it the most when receiving medical care.
Starting Wednesday, April 7, the following changes will take effect:
- Adult patients aged 70 or older attending outpatient clinic appointments are allowed one visitor/support person.
- Inpatient visiting hours will be extended to 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
- Two adult visitors/support persons are allowed for all pediatric patients.
For all visitors/support persons:
These requirements must be met for visitors/support persons to be allowed entry into our facilities.
- Should be a support person who is essential for the physical and/or mental well-being of the patient
- Must have their name submitted by the patient prior to arrival
- Must be age 18 or older and healthy
- Will be screened for symptoms of fever and illness upon arrival and asked which patient they are visiting
- Must wear a face mask at all times while in our facilities, including in patient rooms; a face shield will be provided if the individual cannot wear a mask for medical reasons
- Must stay in designated areas (such as the patient’s room for inpatients or in a waiting area for surgery and procedures) as much as possible
- Note: Patients in semi-private rooms will be expected to wear a face mask whenever a visitor/support person is present.
There are no changes to the following visitor restrictions at this time:
- Adults undergoing outpatient surgery or procedures will be permitted one approved adult visitor/support person to accompany the patient to their surgery or procedure.
- Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery Unit patients are allowed one visitor/support person per patient.
- Limited exceptions may be allowed if approved in advance by leadership.