Visitor Policy During COVID-19: Visitor Restrictions At All Children’s Facilities


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Reducing the spread of COVID-19, and keeping patients, families, and staff members safe, is our number one priority. Children’s is restricting visitors to reduce the risk of exposure and ensure social distancing.

Parents/Guardians: Please do not come to Children’s Hospital & Medical Center if you are sick.

Masks are required for everyone.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required for all caregivers and patients.

Screening

All individuals will be screened before entering any Children’s building. We will ask:

View screening questions

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Visitor Policy – updated 9/22/20

Inpatient, including NICU and PICU

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may stay with patient. (Patient parents age 18 or under allowed.)
  • Although two adult visitors are allowed, we encourage you to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adult caregivers must wear a mask when providers and staff are in the patient room.
  • Adult caregivers should plan to stay in patient’s room as much as possible. Please keep time in common areas, including hallways, to a minimum.
  • Adult caregivers showing symptoms will be asked to leave the hospital, and can designate another adult caregiver to take their place.

Surgery

  • Will allow 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 to accompany inpatients and patients that have scheduled admissions. (Patient parents age 18 or under allowed.)  All other cases will continue to allow only one adult to accompany the patient.
  • Although two adult visitors are allowed, we encourage you to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to the hospital.

Children’s Outpatient Surgery Center

  • 1 adult caregiver over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Patient parent age 18 or older allowed.)
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to the Outpatient Surgery Center.

Caregiver limit is necessary due to small room size and a small waiting room that do not allow us to maintain proper social distancing with additional caregivers present.

Specialty Clinic/Outpatient appointments

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Patient parents age 18 or under allowed.)
  • Although two adult visitors are allowed, we encourage you to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to the specialty clinic.

Children’s Physicians appointments (primary care)

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Patient parents age 18 or under allowed.)
  • Although two adult visitors are allowed, we encourage you to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to Children’s Physicians.
  • Exceptions may be made if patient and family are receiving flu shots.

Emergency Department

  • 1 adult caregiver over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Patient parent age 18 or older allowed.)
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to the Emergency Department.
  • Caregiver limit is necessary due to small room size and a small waiting room that do not allow us to maintain proper social distancing with additional caregivers present.

Urgent Care

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Patient parents age 18 or under allowed.)
  • Although two adult visitors are allowed, we encourage you to limit the number of caregivers with the patient.
  • No siblings or other visitors allowed.
  • Adults showing symptoms should not come to Urgent Care.

Masks Required At All Children’s Locations

As we strive to keep all patients, families and health care workers safe, Children’s now requires every patient and their parent/guardian to wear a face mask while inside any of our buildings, including Children’s Physicians offices and specialty clinics. Families are welcome to bring their own cloth masks or non-health care grade masks from home to help Children’s conserve its supply of ear loop masks. This action follows recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We thank you in advance for your flexibility and cooperation at this unprecedented time.

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