Visitor Guidelines & temporary Restrictions

Our first priority is the safety and health of our patients and employees. Please read the guidelines below. Thank you for your understanding and helping us keep everyone safe. 

Non-COVID inpatients can have one visitor, per day between 10 AM–8 PM. The visitor must be 18 years or older and pass our screening process.  (updated 3/15/21)


Visitors
We recognize that visitors, family and friends, play a significant role in our patient’s recovery process; however, to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff from the spread of and potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have implemented temporary visitor guidelines and restrictions. All caregivers, visitors and companions are required to pass the screening process, wear a mask and remain inside the hospital.

People with disabilities covered under the ADA or Section 504 have the right to bring a support person with them to the hospital or practice per the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Health & Human Services.

COVID Rooms: No visitors are allowed

Visitation of a terminal COVID-19 patient:
One or two family members may visit a terminal COVID-19 patient who is at risk of immiment dealth for up to two hours. Approval must be received from the Unit Nursing leader. Current protocols and safety measures must be followed. updated 2/4/21

Inpatient Units
Non-COVID inpatients will be allowed to have one visitor, per day between 10 AM–8 PM. The visitor must be 18 years or older and pass the screening process. (updated 3/15/21)

End-of-Life and Comfort Measures Order (CMO) patients on non-COVID rooms:
Inpatients receiving end-of-life care include those who are on comfort measures only (CMO) or those who are at risk of imminent death. The guidelines are only applicable to patients in a single patient room. 
  • A patient may have up to five immediate family members visit at one time, limited to one hour per day.
  • For ongoing comfort measure support, two family members may remain for an unlimited amount of time (for example, a patient's wife and one child may remain for an unlimited amount of time).
​Emergency Department:
  • Each patient may bring one companion with them. The companion must be screened. (updated 4/12/21)
Mom’s Place & Special Care Nursery:
  • Pregnant/OB patients on the Mom's Place are allowed one support person. If the patient is a minor, she may have two support people (guardians and other parent of the baby). 
  • Babies on the Special Care Nursery may have two support people.  Both must be wearing hospital-issued ID bands that match the baby's band.
  • Postpartum visits—Mothers are allowed to bring their infant child with them to postpartum office visits.
​​Outpatient Procedural Areas/Outpatient Practices/Diagnostic Imaging  (Cath Lab, Radiology, EP, etc.)
  • Each patient may bring one companion with them for an outpatient visit or procedure. The companion must be screened. 
  • The child of a patient who was unable to obtain childcare for the appointment is allowed after being screened.
  • Department staff may restrict companions based on space concerns. If you have any questions the department to discuss.
Surgical and Procedural Patients
  • One person may accompany the patient on the day of the surgery. This companion must be screened and will wait in the Surgical Waiting Room until the procedure is over. They are not permitted to go to any other areas of the hospital.
  • Patients arriving through the ED prior to 5:30 AM for scheduled surgery will be screened by the ED triage staff and proceed to their destination. Their companion must follow the above instructions
Offsite locations
  • ​One person may accompany the patient to their appointment. This companion must be screened.
  • The child of a patient who was unable to obtain childcare for the appointment is allowed after being screened.
  • Staff at offsite locations may restrict companions based on space concerns. If you have any questions the department to discuss.

​patient & visitor screening and mask policy 
  • All visitors and patients, over the age of two, entering any of our healthcare facilities must wear a mask at all times. You will be given a procedural mask, which must be worn as part of our continued efforts to protect our health care workers, our patients and to combat any additional community spread.
  • Patient & Visitor Screening 
    Anyone who comes to the hospital or a CMC outpatient facility will be screened. Upon arrival, we will take your temperature and ask if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms
    • Fever
    • New onset cough
    • New onset of shortness of breath/respiratory issues
    • New onset of body aches
    • New onset loss of taste or smell
    • In the last 10 days have you:
      • Been diagnosed with COVID-19?
      • Been in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19? 
      • Traveled internationally or on a cruise ship? 
Symptomatic patients coming for an appointment or procedure will be addressed on a case by case basis. Any visitor who reports symptoms will be asked to leave.

In addition, we are limiting access points at CMC to the front entrance of the hospital and the skybridge.

updated 4/12/21
 
 
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