Universal precautions

We know how important it is for our patients to have their loved ones with them while they receive medical care. As we balance that need with the need to keep everyone safe, we are following these visitor policies effective Thursday, April 1:

  • All of our patients may have two (2) designated visitors the entire admission. **The visitors must be aged 18 and older and both may visit at the same time.
  • Our outpatient imaging and lab services will remain with one (1) visitor.
  • Visiting hours will remain 9 AM until 6 PM.
  • Visitors should be masked at all times including in patient rooms.

**COVID-19 patients and suspected COVID-19 patients cannot have visitors.

Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions for COVID-19 and temperature checks) and will require visitors to wear masks. Guests should enter through the hospital’s main entrance and remain in the patient room or designated waiting area during their entire visit. If you are coming to the hospital with a surgical patient, please accompany your loved one and use the Day Surgery entrance.

We continue to recommend and encourage virtual communication with loved ones through the use of digital platforms and apps like FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber, etc.

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.