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Based on current COVID-19 positivity rates, visitation is allowed until further notice.
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Revised Visitor Policy

Please follow our visitation guidelines for the safety of our patients, visitors and team members.

  • Visitation is from 1pm to 4pm.
  • Only one visitor will be permitted at the bedside. 
  • Total visitation time for all visitors cannot exceed the 3 hour maximum.
  • Visitors must undergo symptom checks upon entering the facility.
  • A hospital-issued mask must be worn by visitors at all times. We ask visitors to also encourage your loved one to wear a surgical mask during visitation.
  • Visitors must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for isolation rooms as recommended by the department and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Scheduled visits can be arranged for patients positive for COVID-19 with the Unit Nurse Manager.
  • All visitors must sign in at the front desk when arriving.
  • No one under 18 years of age will be permitted to visit.
  • Visitors must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and when leaving the patient’s room.
  • Visitors should avoid physical contact with patient.
  • Visitors are not permitted to wear personal gloves upon entry into the facility.
  • Visitors are not permitted access to hospital pantries and cafeteria—please ask staff for assistance.
  • Visitors are not permitted in the peri-operative area.
  • No additional visitors in OB/Maternity except designated support person.
  • Visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit except when directed by hospital staff to leave for procedures (during which visitors are normally asked to leave the room).
  • Visitors are not allowed to use patient bathrooms. Please use the bathrooms in the front lobby before and after your visit.
  • Social distancing must be followed at all times in all areas of the hospital.

Para leer nuestras Directrices de visita en español, haga clic aquí.

Visitation for PBMC Obstetrics

  • The one designated support person must be tested for COVID-19 upon admission of patient for labor. The support person will have temps monitored and remain in the patient’s room, guest trays will be provided. 
  • If the designated support person is positive (and asymptomatic), the support person can stay throughout labor and for the initial recovery period. They will then be asked to leave.
  • If the patient requests a doula in addition to their support person— doula certification and negative COVID-19 result within 48 hours is necessary. The doula will be asked to leave after the immediate post-partum recovery (approximately 2 hours).
  • No other visitors are allowed at all times other than the support person.

Guidance for safe visitation

Let’s work together to help prevent the spread of infection to our patients, team members and visitors.

5 steps to washing your hands the right way
  • Wet your hands with clean, running water and use soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean paper towel.
How to use hand sanitizer
  • Apply the product to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the product over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry—this should take around 20 seconds.
Isolation precautions

Anyone who visits a patient with an isolation sign on the door should stop at the nursing station before entering the patient’s room. Isolation precautions create barriers that help prevent the spread of germs in the hospital. They are needed to protect you and the patient you are visiting. The precautions are also needed to protect other patients in the hospital.

When a patient is in isolation:

  • Visitors may need to wear PPE (gloves, gown, mask).​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Visitors should limit contact with patient.​​​​​​​
  • Visitors may not be allowed into a patient’s room at all.
  • Visitors who are ill will not be permitted to enter the hospital (no exceptions).
  • We encourage visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual visual means such as Skype or FaceTime.