Current visitor restrictions
While we normally welcome family and companions to visit patients, in this time of heightened COVID-19 exposure, we have restricted our visitor policy.
Effective November 24, 2020, the temporary visitation policy will be:
- One (1) adult visitor per patient for Children's Hospital and Maternity services. The visitor may stay overnight, but if they leave after 8pm they will not be allowed to re-enter the facility until 6am.
- One (1) adult visitor per Pediatric Emergency Room patient. If the patient is admitted, the visitor must leave the ER and check in at the visitor's desk in the Children's Hospital lobby.
- One (1) adult visitor may accompany surgical/pre-admit testing (PAT) patients
- No visitors will be allowed in the Adult hospital except for end of life, and extremely limited exceptions which will need to be approved by our Hospital Administration
- One (1) adult visitor per Adult Emergency Room patient, but the visitor may not go up to the floor
- No visitors under 18
- No visitors for COVID positive patients or person under investigation (PUI)
We will continue to monitor the situation and will reevaluate our policies. We all have families ourselves and understand the challenge this poses to you and your family. Please know we continue to provide you and your loved ones a safe and healing environment and greatly appreciate you entrusting us with your care. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Hospital entrance screening
To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are continuing to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to better protect our patients, staff and you.
We have limited our entry into the hospital so that our team is able to screen everyone for travel history, fever or respiratory symptoms.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, you may be asked to reschedule your hospital visit until you are symptom-free.
Our emergency room is still open and receiving patients. If you are experiencing an emergency, please proceed to the emergency department entrance.
Thank you for your patience and support in reducing the spread of germs and protecting the health of our patients, staff and you.
The health and safety of our patients is our top priority, and our hospital continues to be a safe place to receive care. Multiple patients have asked or requested information on what to do if they are sick, or have COVID-19 concerns.
- If you are having a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to our Emergency Department.
- If you are presenting with potential COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your physician for instruction on medical care and potential testing.