Temporary visitor policy
Updated as of: March 10, 2021
As we continue to see a decrease in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in our community, effective March 10, 2021, we are revising our Temporary Visitor Policy. We will continue to monitor the situation and make updates as necessary.
Visitor hours are 12:00pm – 6:00pm, 7 days a week, enter through the Main Entrance
Inpatient Units, Labor and Delivery, Post-partum Unit – Two visitors per patient, per day are permitted with the following exceptions:
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Scheduled through the NICU.
- 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 or as ordered by the physician.
Exceptions must be approved by the hospital Administrator on Call (AOC) or administration and can be made for end of life situations.
Emergency Room – One adult visitor over the age of 18 is allowed per patient in the ER. Pediatric patients may have 2 adults.
Patients undergoing procedures –Two visitors are allowed per patient. Visitors must remain in the designated waiting area.
Anyone under the age of 16 will not be considered for visitation unless they are the parent of a hospitalized child.
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 screening questions. If a person screens positive to the questions, they will not be provided access to the hospital unless seeking emergency medical attention.
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.