COVID-19 UPDATES
Visitpr Restrictions

 

Our priority during this pandemic is to protect patients, visitors and staff. Our visitation policy is designed to balance the importance of visitation for our patients and their loved ones, while protecting all of us from the spread of coronavirus. We reassess our visitation policy weekly based on the current COVID-19 activity in our region. Please check frequently for updates, and contact us if you have questions.


Current Visitor Status

Yellow

 

Explanation of Visitation Levels

Green: Hospital visitors are permitted with some limits.

  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • No visitors are allowed for those who are immunocompromised, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • Other types of patients may have two visitors at a time. They must follow requirements on masking, symptom screening and other precautions.

Yellow: Hospital visitors are permitted with limits.

  • No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • No visitors are allowed for those who are immunocompromised, except for circumstances approved by the care team.
  • Other types of patients may have one visitor at a time. They must follow requirements on masking, symptom screening and other precautions.

Red: No visitors, with limited exceptions.

  • Exceptions may apply to pediatrics, labor and delivery, end of life, and patients with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disabilities.
  • All exceptions must be approved by the care team.

 

Additional Information

 

Safety Precautions

We require the following safety precautions for all visitors:

  • All visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except for exceptions approved by the care team.
  • All visitors will be required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment. Bandanas, gaiters or masks with exhalation valves are not permitted because they don't provide sufficient protection.
  • All visitors must undergo symptom and temperature checks upon entering the hospital.
  • All visitors must perform hand hygiene before visiting a patient.
  • Once in the hospital, visitors must remain in the patient's room (or emergency department bay) throughout the visit, except when directed otherwise by hospital staff.
  • All visitors must comply with hospital requirements to minimize the potential spread of infection.