Long Term Care: 
Effective Tuesday, March 24, visitors are NOT allowed unless the visitor is a designated caregiver and the patient falls into one of four categories listed below:

- The patient is imminently dying. 

The following are limited to one visitor:
- The patient is an infant or small child. In this case only one designated parent/caregiver may be present in the room to support care of the patient.
- The patient is suffering from confusion or delirium. In this case one designated caregiver may be present to support the care of the patient.     
- The patient is in active labor. In this case, only one designated caregiver/support person may be in the room to support the patient in labor. 

Designated caregivers must be free of any signs of illness. Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit.

Designated caregivers:
- 18 years of age and older
- Siblings are not allowed
- Always remain in patient room as appropriate
- Limit movement within the facility and avoid common areas
- Free from illness such as (fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or runny nose)

Designated caregivers are required to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand foam/gel upon entering and exiting patient’s room. Team members will provide instructions if 
additional PPE is required. 

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our patients and staff.

 

Acute Care, Emergency Department, Surgery, Clinics, Outpatient Chemotherapy, Obstetric Ultrasound patients:
Effective Monday, June 29 the above areas are allowed one companion or support person with them. 


Companion or support person: 
- Must be free from any signs of illness including: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty 
breathing, vomiting or diarrhea, fever 100.0 or greater, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell 
x Should not be high risk for severe disease 
- Siblings under the age of 18 are not to serve as a companion or support person
- Must be screened by personnel upon entry of Medical Center
- Always remain in the patient room as appropriate 
- Must wear mask and follow instructions if additional PPE is required
- Must practice hand hygiene when entering and exiting the patient room 
- Must social distance

Visitor restrictions in Acute Care and Long Term Care remain restricted with no visitors at this time. 

We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult for you. While we are committed to providing a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our patients and staff. 

These guidelines are subject to change. The status of COVID-19 is continually monitored and 
restrictions will be altered as appropriate to protect our patients, employees and communities we serve.