Visitor Guidelines

During this current public health situation in regards to COVID-19, our visitor policy has been temporarily changed to reflect infection control safety concerns. To help protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors, and care providers, it is important to follow the hospital rules and regulations to comply with requests from the care team and staff.  Thank you for your cooperation and understandings.

General Guidelines:

  • Visitors are currently restricted to one designated visitor for the duration of their stay. In addition, no visitors under the age of 18 are permitted at this time.
  • Visitors are required to cover their nose and mouth with a surgical/procedure mask when in the hospital, including the patient’s room. This is without exception. Visitors who cannot tolerate a surgical/procedure mask will not be allowed to visit.  
  • Cloth face coverings are not permitted.
  • Patients should wear a mask when the visitor is in the room.
  • Respect social distancing (maintaining at least 6 feet away from others) even when wearing a mask. 
  • Visitors will be screened upon entering the hospital. Persons currently experiencing acute respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath, or have a fever > 100.0 are not permitted.  No visitors with a diagnosis of COVID-19 within the last 10 days will be allowed to visit.
  • Hours of entry to the hospital will be between 9am-4pm daily. Visiting hours will end by 8pm every evening.
  • Hand hygiene, either using hand sanitizer or washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, should be done when you enter or leave the building, after using the bathroom, or anytime your hands may be dirty.

During the visit:

Visitors are required to stay in the patient’s room during the visit.

  • Visitors may leave room to use designated visitor bathroom only. (Located near main nursing station).
  • Do not visit the dining room.  
  • Entrance to the therapy gym will be at request of therapy staff only. If caregiver training is requested by therapy staff, that individual will count as the visitor for the day. If a second person is required for caregiver training, only one person will be allowed to stay and visit.
  • No cafeteria service will be available to visitors. All food and drink by visitors must be consumed outside the hospital. No personal food or drink is allowed in the hospital.
  • Visits are not allowed to occur in dayrooms or outdoors.  
  • No overnight visits.

Visitors who are found to not be following these guidelines may be asked to leave and not allowed for return visits.