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


Children’s COVID-19 Help Line

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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.

Children’s-issued Masks, Screenings Required for All Visitors

Effective Jan. 7, 2022, Children’s is now requiring all patients, visitors, parents and guardians to wear a well-fitted ear loop mask issued by Children’s while present in our facilities, consistent with the ear loop mask requirement for our team members. With the highly contagious Omicron variant of COVID-19 on the rise in our community, we’re making this change to protect everyone’s health. Cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, face shields without masks and vented masks do not offer the same level of protection and are not allowed.

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

Visitor Policy – updated 3/03/22

Inpatient, including PICU, NICU, CCU

  • Four adults (ages 16 and over) may be registered in the system, with four at the patient bedside at any given time.
  • Children and siblings that live in the same household as the patient can visit as long as they are symptom free and able to wear a mask.
  • Visitors must wear a mask when providers and staff are in the patient room.
  • All visitors should plan to stay in patient’s room as much as possible. Please keep time in common areas, including hallways, to a minimum.

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 two adults 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

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the patient. (Parents age 18 or under 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, Children’s Physicians and Urgent Care

  • 2 adult caregivers over the age of 18 may accompany the 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 visit.
  • Children’s Physicians appointments – Exceptions may be made if patient and family are receiving vaccination shots.

Emergency Department

  • Two adults may accompany patients in Children’s Emergency Department waiting area.
  • 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.

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