Temporary Visitor Policy (September 3, 2020)
In order to protect our patients, visitors, physicians, and caregivers from the spread of the coronavirus, we are enacting a revised temporary hospital visitor policy as follows.
Visitor Hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm, 7 days per week.
- Inpatient Units - One visitor per patient is permitted with the following exceptions:
- Labor and delivery
- Two visitors allowed
- Post-partum Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and Pediatrics Unit
- Two visitors are allowed and one may stay overnight.
- Facilities with Baker Act Receiving Behavioral Health Units
- No visitors are allowed except those legally required including a patient’s attorney of record, or a state or federal representative on official duty.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Units
- For the protection of our patients, visitors, and caregivers, we do not allow visitors to visit COVID-19 patients; nor do we allow visitors to visit those undergoing investigation for COVID-19.
- Labor and delivery
Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for end of life situations.
All persons authorized to enter the hospital MUST practice hand sanitization upon entering the hospital and upon entering and exiting a patient’s room and MUST wear a mask at ALL times, including in a patient’s room. All visitors will have their temperature taken, be screened for illness, and asked the following questions:
- Are you running a fever?
- Do you have a cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose?
- Any shortness of breath?
- Any nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
- Any loss of taste or smell?
If you answer positive (yes) to any of the above – we will not allow entrance to the facility unless seeking emergency medical assistance.
Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.
Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.