Winter inpatient visiting guidelines

Effective October 21, 2014 and until further notice, the following visitor guidelines have been put into place to protect patients, families, visitors and staff.

  • Parents are welcome at all times and are not considered "visitors."
  • Visiting hours for all others are between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Visitors, including siblings, may not visit if they have a fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose.
  • Parents with mild respiratory symptoms may visit, and must wear a mask.
  • Children under age 5 may not visit.
  • Parents and visitors must be screened for wellness every day. Parents and visitors will receive and wear a badge with a green, yellow or red sticker. The stickers indicate:

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Green
- May visit, no mask required.

yellowYellow - May visit, but mask required.

redRed - May not visit inpatient areas, mask required.

  • No more than four people may visit at any one time – this includes parents, siblings, and other visitors.
  • Parents and visitors without a badge may not enter patient care areas.
  • All parents and visitors are expected to do hand hygiene at the point of wellness screening and before entering the patient room.
  • Parents or visitors may be asked to wear a mask while in the hospital.
  • Staff may be seen wearing masks for their protection and for the safety of the patient.
  • Parents or visitors will be asked to leave the hospital if they do not follow these guidelines and wear their mask as directed.
  • In rare circumstances, exceptions to these guidelines may be possible. Parents can discuss this with your child's nurse or social worker.

Effective October 21, 2014