Visitor Restrictions Revised (March 16 Update)

Mar 16, 2021



Effective Tuesday, March 16 at 8 a.m., current patients and patients coming for an emergency department visit, hospitalization, outpatient procedure, or office visit will be permitted two visitors at a time.

Any additional visitors must wait outside the facility until their turn to visit the patient.

Visitation for office visits varies by provider. Please check the visitor policy with your individual provider prior to your office visit. 

Maternity patients who have not tested positive for COVID-19 will be permitted two visitors at a time. 

No visitation will be permitted for outpatient physical, occupational, or speech therapy. 


No visitation will be permitted for outpatient testing, such as non-invasive radiology testing, routine x-rays, and lab studies. Patients who require assistance due to mobility, reorienting/confusion, interpretation, court orders, or healthcare decision-making may have one assistance person.

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

The following exceptions apply to our visitor policy: 

  • End-of-life care situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Minor maternity patients (under 18 years old) may have a parent or guardian in addition to the one visitor. 
  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) may have two visitors in the emergency department and inpatient setting, but this is limited to only parents or guardians. 
  • Minor surgical patients (under 18 years old) may have two visitors in the surgical waiting and recovery areas, but this is limited to only parents or guardians. 
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility, interpretation, or healthcare decision making may have one additional assistance person.

Inpatient visitation for patients suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19

Those who are suspected to have COVID-19 or inpatients diagnosed with COVID-19 may identify one visitor to support them for the duration of their hospital stay. They may also have a representative designate a visitor on their behalf. 

Visitation is limited to 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Visits must be scheduled and coordinated with hospital leadership.

What to expect as a visitor of a patient suspected to have or diagnosed with COVID-19: 

  • You must follow all visitor instructions. 
  • You must pass the facility's entry screening process. 
  • Check in at the nurses' station on the unit and notify staff of arrival prior to entering patient room
  • Before entering the patient room, you will be required to put on personal protective equipment (PPE) provided by the nursing team, which includes a gown, gloves, and isolation mask. A face shield or goggles should also be worn. 
  • When entering an isolation room or area, a member of the hospital care team will help you with PPE.
  • When exiting an isolation room or area, a member of the hospital care team will help you safely remove your PPE.
  • At the end of the visit, you will leave the hospital directly. 


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