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COVID-19:
Protecting our patients and visitors

Visitor policy

Diagnostic testing, imaging, and pre-admission testing

  • No visitors are allowed, but a support person/driver may assist a patient to a waiting area if needed
  • The support person/driver must be wearing a mask and meet visitor screening criteria.
  • We will call the support person / driver when it is time for pick-up

Same-day surgery, also known as outpatient surgery:
One visitor is allowed, provided they wear a mask, meet screening criteria, and social distancing can be maintained.

Inpatient surgery, including overnight visits
No visitors are allowed with the exception of individuals necessary to the patient's care.

Inpatient visitors deemed necessary to the patient’s care include:

  • 1-2 parents or guardians for neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients or patients under the age of 18
  • 1 support person for labor and delivery patients
  • 1 support person for patients with disabilities or impairments warranting assistance
  • 1 support person for critically ill patients who may be at end of life
  • 1 support person for an acute trauma patient
  • 1 support person for a new transplant patient

Visitors must meet screening criteria:

  • Hospital staff will pre-screen all visitors (using standard pre-screening questions).
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years old.
  • All visitors will be required to wear an identifying armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Individuals with COVID-19 symptoms — fever, cough, chills, repeating shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, or runny nose — or exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual, may not visit.
  • Visitors must try to maintain a social distance from others and may not congregate in hallways, lobbies, or cafeteria.

Visitors of patients with positive COVID-19 tests or patient undergoing testing for COVID-19:

  • Visitors will be asked to defer in-person visitation in favor of alternative methods for patient and visitor interactions, such as video-call applications on mobile phones or tablets.