Patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests
No one will be allowed in rooms of patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests except for individuals who are approaching the end-of-life, patients under 21 years of age, women in labor, or other extreme circumstances where the benefits
of presence outweigh the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
- End-of-life allows for up to TWO support people at the bedside. Community clergy counts as one of the two support people.
- Woman in labor, pre-term labor, or requiring C-section may have ONE birth partner present.
- Children (under 21 years old) may have ONE parent/legal guardian at the bedside.
- Exceptions for other extreme circumstances must be approved by clinical leadership.
- A support person may remain with a person being admitted to the hospital until the person has registered. The support person must then leave the building.
Patients who do not have COVID-19
No one may visit, except in the following situations:
ONE support person may be present in the following situations:
- Woman with pregnancy complications.
- Person who is in hospice care.
- Person who is in serious or critical condition, with leadership approval.
- Adult with cognitive, physical, or mental disability who needs help with communicating, daily physical care, or emotional support.
- Person undergoing a surgical procedure where support is needed to assist with signing consents, speaking for the patient, and keeping patient safe.
- Person having an outpatient test, procedure, or treatment where support is needed to assist patient in getting to and from the appointment. Arrangements must be made in advance.
- Person who must exercise power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient.
TWO support people may be present in the following situations:
- Laboring woman may have BOTH support person and doula present.
- Children who are 21 years or under may have TWO parents/legal guardians present EXCEPT for families of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) who must talk with the doctor/nurse about special NICU visitation.
- Person at end-of-life may have TWO people at the bedside. Community clergy counts as one of the two people.
Unless the support person is essential to the patient’s care per the exceptions listed above, each site determines whether the support person may stay after the patient is registered or received by an Emergency Center staff member.
Please check upon your arrival.
Exceptions only apply if visitors screen negative for symptoms of respiratory infection. Any visitation request that differs from these guidelines will be reviewed by clinical leadership or the administrator on call.
Anyone under the age of 16 is not allowed to visit, except under extreme circumstances.
These guidelines are available for download in English, Spanish or Arabic.