Visitation updates under Tier 2

During the current Tier 2 operational status, and during Tier 1 if we move to that, there will be normal visitation for non-COVID patients per our policy A01-080.

COVID-positive patients may now have one visitor.
If there is an elevated risk and we move back to Tier 3 or Tier 4, visitation for non-COVID patients will be limited to two at a time. Here are points for better understanding:

  • The number of visitors welcomed at the bedside at any time for non-COVID patients is determined in collaboration with the care team, patient and family.
  • During times of community or hospital outbreak of infectious disease, additional visitation restrictions may apply for public and patient health.
  • All visitors must pass COVID-19 screening and should follow current COVID-19 visitor guidelines and policies.
  • One visitor will be allowed to stay overnight.
  • One visitor is allowed for each COVID-positive patient.
  • Children (under 18) who are supervised by an adult are welcomed. Modifications may apply and are at the discretion of the care team. Although younger children may be developmentally unable to remain with the patient for lengthy periods of time, contact with these children can be of significant importance to the patient.
  • Visitors must wear a mask at all times while in public areas and are encouraged to remain masked when in the patient room. Patients and visitors must wear a mask when staff enter the room and should be reminded to do so when they are entering.
  • Visitors must stop at a screening station and pass a screening before entering our facilities.  Overnight visitors must screen daily.
  • Visitors may wait in the waiting room but are encouraged to social distance from individuals who are not in their household.
  • Family and friends are encouraged to utilize alternative visitation options for the safety of our patients and staff. iPad visitation is available upon request and video visitation is possible in many ICU areas. Phone calls and other virtual visits are encouraged.

If you have questions and/or concerns, or need more information, contact Kathryn Perry or Weston Klinksiek