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What is Wilmot's Current Visitor Policy?

Jul. 22, 2020

We understand how important loved ones are when it comes to cancer. However, people with cancer are among the most vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19. Knowing this, it is our responsibility to protect our patients and our employees by limiting visitation.

If you are coming to an appointment: No visitors are allowed to accompany patients to doctors’ appointments or treatments. This policy has very limited exceptions. Please speak with your care team if you have questions or concerns.

If you are admitted to the hospital and staying overnight: Patients must identify one visitor they would like to have during their stay, and visitors are allowed for one four-hour block per day during restricted hours:

  • On WCC5 and WCC7, visitors are permitted for one four-hour block per day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • On WCC6, visitors are also permitted for one four-hour block per day, either 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 4 to 8 p.m.

Any visitors who are coming to the hospital to see an inpatient must:

  • Cooperate with screeners in the Strong, Wilmot and hospital unit lobbies. Nursing staff will ask visitors questions about potential COVID-19 symptoms. They will also take visitors’ temperatures and will give visitors a time-stamped visitor badge.
  • Wear appropriate hospital-issued personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a mask, while in the hospital.
  • Remain in the patient’s room during the visit, except to use the restroom; please use the restroom outside the unit, not the one in the patient’s room.
  • Abide by the time duration for the visit, leaving once reminded by staff. Refusals may be escalated to unit leadership.