New Temporary Visitor Policy
(Effective Wednesday Jan 12, 2022)
In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily revising our visitation policy, effective Wednesday 12, 2022, as per the guidance below.
- Visitor hours are 8:00am – 7:00pm, seven days a week.
- One adult visitor is allowed per patient at a time.
- Visitors must be age 18 or older, unless the visitor is the parent of a hospitalized child (additional exceptions can be made at the discretion of Administration).
- Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 positive patients or patients suspected of having COVID-19 (exceptions can be made by Administration, such as end of life situations).
- Social distancing is required and visitors MUST wear a mask at all times besides eating or drinking.
- Visitors agree that they do not have covid symptoms or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual prior to entering our hospital.
Additional modifications apply to certain patient care areas as outlined below:
- Patients Undergoing Procedures (Outpatient Services) – Visitor must remain in designated waiting area. If patient is admitted, visitor can visit with patient after patient is admitted to their room.
- Emergency Room (ER) – Visitor must remain at the bedside; no visitors permitted in the lobby area. For pediatric ER patients, visitor must be a designated parent/guardian. During times of high volume, guests may be asked to wait outside until patients are placed in a room.
- No visitation in ICU unless approved by Hospital Administration.
Any exceptions to these guidelines must be approved by the Hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on how to find a COVID-19 vaccine location, visit www.vaccines.gov.
Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.