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Visitor Restrictions at Jones Memorial Hospital

Effective Friday, August 27, 2021 at 8am

Visitation for Patients Admitted to the Hospital

  • Only 1 visitor is permitted per day.
  • A total of 2 individuals may be designated to visit during the hospital stay.
  • All visitors must be at least 18 years old.

Visiting Hours

  • Hours for visiting are between 12pm and 8pm, seven days a week.
  • Visitation is limited to 4 consecutive hours per day.

EXCEPTIONS:

Patients with COVID-19:

  • No visitors unless they meet one of the other exception (e.g., pediatric patient, end-of-life).

Pediatric Patients:

  • 2 designated support persons during their hospitalization or healthcare appointment.
  • No visitors.

OB Patients in Labor:

  • 2 designated support persons.
  • If a doula is participating in the care of the patient, this individual counts as one of the two support persons.
  • Support persons may accompany the patient through labor, delivery and the postpartum period, including recovery until discharged to home.Support persons are permitted to come and go.
  • No visitors allowed.
  • Outpatients may have 1 support person with them for outpatient procedures.

Developmental Disabilities/Cognitive Impairment Patients:

  • 1 support person, as care team deems necessary.
  • No time limitation.
  • 1 designated visitor.

End-of-Life Patients:

  • 2 individuals may visit at the same time.

Clergy/Religious/Spiritual Leaders:

  • Patients are permitted to have a member from the religious or spiritual community visit them. These individuals are in addition to their allowed visitor(s)/support person(s).

Cafeteria Usage:

  • The cafeteria remains closed to the general public. Support persons are permitted to purchase food from the café and may eat in the patient’s room. The same applies to end-of-life situations.
  • Visitors are not allowed to use the café.
  • Note: Visitor status will be reviewed as the patient’s condition changes.

Patients having a same-day Surgery or a procedure

  • 1 visitor may accompany the patient through the pre-surgical process.
  • The visitor may remain in a designated waiting room. If waiting area space is too full, visitors may be asked to wait in their car.
  • If the patient is admitted after surgery, visitation and exception guidelines will be followed.

Emergency Department

  • 1 visitor is allowed per patient throughout ED visit.
  • If the patient is admitted to the hospital, visitation and exception guidelines will be followed.

Medical Practices

  • Patients coming in for a clinic appointment may have 1 visitor.  
  • If waiting area space is too full, visitors may be asked to wait in their car until the visit begins.

Laboratory, Physical Therapy/Rehab, Imaging

  • No visitors unless they meet one of the other exception.

Wilmot Cancer Center/Infusion Center

  • Patients coming in for a clinic appointment may have 1 visitor, when waiting room space allows.
  • Visitors are currently not permitted in the infusion center as space is limited.
  • If waiting area space is too full, visitors may be asked to wait in their car until the visit begins.

When You Visit in the Hospital: Guidelines to Follow

  • A hospital-issued mask (we will provide) must be worn at all times, including when you are in the patient’s room. Those who fail to comply will be asked to leave the premises. Wear your mask correctly (over the nose and mouth).
  • Individuals who are sick or suspected of having COVID-19 may not visit. You will be screened for symptoms on arrival to the hospital, and your temperature checked.
  • After screening, you will receive a visitor pass – which is only a one-day pass.
  • Physical distancing; stay 6 feet apart from other people.
  • Stay in your patient’s room whenever possible. If you smoke, please bring a nicotine replacement.
  • When you leave the hospital, help everyone stay safe: remain masked, wash your hands after visiting, and maintain physical distance from others.