As a result of growing case numbers, effective Monday, September 28 visitor restrictions will be reinstated. Visitors are NOT allowed unless the visitor is a designated caregiver and the patient falls into one of the categories listed below:

- Emergency Department and Surgery patients are allowed one designated caregiver to be present. 
- The patient is imminently dying. 
- 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.     
- Other designated circumstances as determined by medical staff.

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. 

No visitation in Long Term Care. 

Effective Monday, October 19, hospitalized and oncology patients will be allowed to have one 
support person. Patients are allowed one designated caregiver and one support person. 
*Only one person, per calendar day is allowed to visit. 


Designated caregiver:
- 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)
- Individuals who are at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary 
disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit. 

Visiting hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week. 

Support person:
- One support person per patient per calendar day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
- 18 years of age and older
- The patient will be asked to identify a support person upon admission or as soon as they are able to do so after admission. 
- The support person will be required to check in upon arrival and screened for COVID-19 symptoms. They will receive a wrist band that must be worn while in the facility. 
- The support person must wear a mask the entire time they are in the facility and in the patient room. They must practice hand hygiene and social distancing. They should stay home if they do not feel well.
- The support person is different than the designated caregiver, who is allowed to be with the patient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is necessary to the patient’s care. The designated caregiver is there to aid in the medical care of the patient. Examples of this would be parents/guardians of a minor or someone that is able to advocate care needs of a dementia patient. A support person is there to provide emotional support to a patient but does not need to help advocate the care needs of that patient. 
- COVID-19 positive and suspect patients are not allowed a support person.
- Individuals who are at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary 
disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit. 

Visiting hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. 

*Designated caregivers and support people 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.