Temporary Visitor Policy

In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians, and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus, we are enacting a revised temporary hospital visitor policy as follows.

Visitor Hours are 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 7 days per week.

Monday – Friday: Visitors can enter through the Main Entrance

Saturday – Sunday: Visitors can enter through the ER Entrance

Inpatient Units – One visitor per patient is permitted with the following exceptions:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Units
    • For the protection of our patients, visitors, and caregivers, we do not allow visitors to visit COVID-19 patients; nor do we allow visitors to visit those undergoing investigation for COVID-19.

Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for end of life situations.

  • Emergency Room – One visitor is allowed per patient in the ER.
  • Patients Undergoing Procedures – One visitor is allowed per patient. Visitor must remain in the designated waiting area. If the patient is admitted, the visitor can visit with the patient after the patient is admitted to his/her room.
  • Anyone under the age of 18 will not be considered for visitation unless they are the parent of a hospitalized child.
  • Hospital Cafeteria – Visitors are not allowed.

All persons authorized to enter the hospital MUST practice hand sanitization upon entering the hospital and upon entering and exiting a patient’s room and MUST wear a mask at ALL times, including in a patient’s room. All visitors will have their temperature taken, be screened for illness, and asked the following questions:

Do you currently have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills?
  • Cough?
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Fatigue?
  • Muscle or body aches?
  • Headache?
  • New loss of taste or smell?
  • Sore throat, congestion or runny nose?
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  • Have you had recent close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19?  If yes, were you wearing a face mask?
  • Do you have any recent history of hospitalization?  If so, what was the reason?

If a person screens positive (yes) to any of the above, he/she will not be provided access to the hospital unless seeking emergency medical assistance.

Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.

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.