Visitation Update 
Effective Immediately
Inpatient, Perioperative, Outpatient & Emergency Departments

Current visitation protocols are listed below. Please be sure to review the visitation protocols for your specific area before arriving to the hospital. Under extenuating circumstances such as hospice or end of life care, exceptions will be coordinated with the nurse manager/designee. 

Please be advised that during visitation with a patient, visitors must wear a KN95 mask and patients must wear a blue surgical mask. Masks must be properly worn over the entire nose and mouth. The mask should never be worn below the nose or mouth during a visit with a patient. 

Medical/Surgical Units and Intensive Care Unit:

  • One visitor, age 18 and over, at a time per patient between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors are not permitted to wait in the lobby or any other waiting areas. 

Pediatric/Pediatric Intensive Care Units:

  • One parent or support person is encouraged to stay 24 hours per day. 
  • Two support persons are permitted during regular visiting hours between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m.  

Labor & Delivery:

  • One support person is permitted.           


  • In addition to the one support person, two additional visitors, ages 18 and over, will be permitted between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. One support person may remain overnight. 

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):

  • Parents of the baby are permitted to visit from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Perioperative Services:

  • Visitors may be permitted under the following circumstances:
    • One parent/guardian of a minor.
    • One support person for a delayed admission to the nursing unit.
    • One support person for extenuating circumstances that necessitate immediate support. 

Outpatient Appointments:

  • Patient is permitted one support person, age 18 and over, if needed, unless other arrangements are made in advance with the department.
  • Both parents are permitted during pediatric outpatient appointments.

Emergency Departments:

  • ​Adult Emergency Department:  One support person, age 18 and over, is permitted to remain with the patient.
  • Visitors are not allowed to wait in the ED waiting area.

Pediatric Emergency Department:

  • Both parents/guardians are permitted. In the event of an emergency with only one parent present, siblings, if, well-behaved, may remain with the parent until arrangements can be made for their care or another adult arrives.
  • Parents exiting the Pediatric Emergency Department prior to discharge will be directed to Security for a visitor pass so they can return to the patient.

COVID-19 Positive Patients:

  • No visitors unless under extenuating circumstances such as hospice or end of life care which will be coordinated with the nurse manager/designee. 
  • We remain committed to providing compassionate, safe, quality care during these unprecedented times.

All visitors must stop at Security or the Visitor Desk to return their visitor pass. Returning the pass will allow another visitor to sign in and proceed to the unit for patient visitation.

Valet Services are suspended until further notice
Drivers can drop off patients/guests at the emergency department, main hospital or Women and Children’s Pavilion entrances and then self-park in any of our parking garages.

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