Visiting Hours & Guidelines

As of May 2, 2022, Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Visitor Restrictions Due to COVID-19

Patient safety is our highest priority. LIMITED VISITATION is in effect. We are now able to allow 2 visitors/support persons at a time per patient with some guidelines. Please see specifics below:

Visitation Guidance:

  • 2 visitor/support person at a time
  • 2 visitor per patient per stay
  • Visitation hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Visitation may be restricted as needed by the House Supervisor or

department leader in the event of a change in COVID surge status.

  • No visitors are allowed with COVID-19 positive patients.

When visitation is allowed, the following requirements must be met:

  • Proof that a COVID-19 vaccine series was completed at least 14 days before the visit OR a negative SARS-CoV-2 test where the specimen collection occurred within one day of visitation for antigen tests, and within two days of visitation for PCR tests.
  • Visitors who visit for multiple consecutive visitation days, proof of negative test is only required every third day.
  • Visitors must wear a surgical mask at all times during visitation
  • Visits are restricted to patient’s room or other designated area in the facility.
  • All patients being admitted to an inpatient area will be tested for

COVID-19. Visitors are not allowed in patient care areas until a negative result has been received for the patient.

Exceptions for allowed visitation include:

  • Pediatrics: Up to 2 support persons to visit at a time; NICU/Pediatrics may allow 2 support persons to visit at the same time.
  • Labor & Delivery: Up to 1 support person, a doula is allowed when prior arrangements have been made with the hospital and proper PPE and infection control guidelines are followed.
  • End-of-life: Up to 2 visitors are allowed to be present with the patient
  • Disability/Cognitive Impairment: Up to 2 visitors are allowed to be present with the patient
  • Surgery patients: Due to space limitations, 1 visitor allowed per

patient in the preop and postop areas

Other exceptions include:

  • 1 support person for patients who are a dependent adult or child, where the consistent presence of the visitor is necessary to reduce the risk of medical or clinical harm.
  • Unique situations in which the visiting needs should be discussed with the on-site nursing director.
  • Clergy members will be allowed to visit, but arrangements must be made with the hospital chaplain.

Outpatient services is not applicable to this visitation policy. For questions or specifics, please call the location that you would be visiting.

Video visits through applications such as Zoom and FaceTime are highly recommended. Our staff can help you set one up.