Updated Hospital Visitor Guidelines
In response to the end of the COVID-19 emergency declaration, our hospital visitor policy has been updated to create a more patient and family-centered healing environment. Effective April 13, 2023:
Masking is now optional for patients and visitors, but continues to be strongly recommended in all patient care areas.
- Masks will be available at our main entrances for anyone who wants one.
- If a patient is in isolation, visitors will be required to comply with isolation procedures or have their visiting privileges revoked.
- Individuals who are considered high risk (or live with some who is) should continue to mask when indoors and in high risk environments such as health care facilities.
Visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily for guests visiting patients in the hospital.
- Visitor Access
- Hospital Main Entrance: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Visitors do not require proof of COVID-19 testing or vaccination.
- Each patient is allowed two visitors at a time (non-COVID). All other visitors must wait in designated waiting and family areas.
- Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult other than the patient. Children may not be left unattended.
- End of Life (Not Comfort Care): 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.
Visiting hours do not apply to the emergency department; however, patients are limited to one visitor.
- COVID positive patients: one visitor at a time, no more than two visitors per day.
- COVID patient visitor PPE: Gown, N-95 or surgical mask, eye protection and gloves required. If visitor opts for N-95, staff will teach visitor how to perform seal check.
- Visitation for COVID positive patients may be limited or restricted due to infection control risks (i.e., COVID patient undergoing aerosol-generating procedure, visitors not adhering to PPE or infection prevention practices, ongoing outbreak).
Do not enter the hospital if you have any of the following:
- Confirmed COVID-19 infection
- Close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days
- Any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
- Fever or chills - New loss of taste or smell
- Cough - Sore throat
- Shortness of breath - Runny nose
- Fatigue - Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle or body aches - Diarrhea
We are asking everyone to use their best judgement in these situations to reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission to our team and patients.