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Current Restrictions at Jones Memorial Hospital

Visitation Policy

Current Restrictions at Jones Memorial Hospital

Effective Monday, February 15, 2021

Med/Surg & ICU

  • Patients admitted to Med/Surg or ICU will be able to identify two (2) visitors per hospital stay.
  • Only one (1) identified visitor will be allowed to visit the patient per day.
  • The duration of each visit cannot exceed more than 2 hours (1 hour for ICU).
  • Visits must occur continuously and cannot be spread out over the day.
  • Visitation hours are between 3:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. each day.
  • If a support person is deemed essential to the care of the patient, the visitor(s) will become the support person(s).

Maternity (OB)

  • Patient may designate one (1) support person during labor, delivery, and immediate postpartum period, including recovery until discharged.
  • A doula is considered part of the care team, and may be present in addition to one (1) support person.
  • Support persons are permitted to leave the hospital and return, however they MUST adhere to masking while off hospital grounds.
  • Support persons are not permitted to wonder the halls.
  • No visitors are allowed at this time. 

Emergency Room

  • Visitor policy remains unchanged; no visitors at this time. 

Ambulatory Surgery Unit

  • Visitor policy remains unchanged; no visitors at this time. 

Medical Practices, Laboratory, PT/Rehab, Imaging

  • Visitor policy remains unchanged; no visitors at this time.


  • Visitor policy remains unchanged; no visitors at this time.

Special Considerations

Pediatric Patients

  • Only one (1) parent/guardian at the bedside.
  • Parent/guardian may rotate out, but only one (1) may be at the bedside at any given time.
  • A max of two (2) parents/guardians identified per visit.

End of Life/Comfort Care

  • Max of two (2) people (visitors/support persons) allowed at the bedside at any given time.
  • People (visitors/support persons) may rotate out.

Support Person

  • A support person may be designated for some hospital patients as determined by the medical care team.
  • Support persons are often appropriate for patients at the end of life, with cognitive impairment such as dementia or delirium, or with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Two (2) support persons may be designated per hospital stay with only one (1) at a time at the bedside.
    • If it is deemed necessary for the patient to have a support person, the named visitor(s) become the support person(s).

Visitor/Support Persons Qualifications

  • MUST NOT be COVID-19+ or a person being evaluated for COVID-19 (in the last 10 days) or be under quarantine (in the last 14 days).
  • MUST adhere to all hospital and DOH policies.
  • MUST be screened and have their temperature taken prior to entry.
  • MUST wear a facemask approved by the hospital.
  • MUST wear additional PPE when deemed necessary.
  • MUST be 18 years or older.

JMH cafeteria remains closed to the public until further notice.

*All hospital services and practices remain open and fully capable of caring for our community’s needs.