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Visiting Guidelines

New Hospital Visitor Guidelines


As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, our patients' and visitors' safety remains our focus. Dameron is revising the following guidelines regarding visitation at our hospital effective Monday, September 20, 2021:

One visitor per patient per day during visiting hours

(Non-COVID patients only)

Visiting Hours: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • A maximum of one visitor will be allowed per patient (non-COVID) per day.
  • Visitors will continue to be screened at the Main Lobby entrance and required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result obtained within 72 hours of visitation.
  • Any visitors under 14 must be approved by administration.

Visitors will be restricted to the patient room and will not be allowed to go to other hospital locations.

Exceptions for Special Situations

We continue to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of visitation for these special circumstance visitors. In extreme circumstances when these cannot be obtained, the hospital supervisor should be contacted to consider granting an exception.

  • End of Life (Not Comfort Care): Up to two visitors are allowed to be present with the patient at the same time.
  • Disability/Cognitive Impairment: Up to two visitors are allowed to be present with the patient at the same time.
  • Surgery patients: Allowed one visitor for pre-op and post-op appointments.
    • It must be the same visitor for both appointments.
    • That visitor will not be able to wait in the hospital during the procedure; they will be notified when it is appropriate for them to return.

Emergency

Visiting hours do not apply to the emergency department; however, patients are limited to one visitor and required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result obtained within 72 hours of visitation.

COVID-19 Patients

These changes in policy apply only to non-COVID-19 patients. The no-visitor policy remains the same for patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Exceptions may be granted in special circumstances, such as a major change in care or an end-of-life situation. These will be approved on a case-by-case basis.

All Visitors

Without exception, every visitor must:

  • Wear a hospital‐issued mask;
  • Receive proper screening and wear proper PPE when they are in the facility;
  • Be asked to minimize how frequently they enter and leave the facility.