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Noyes Health COVID-19 Service Updates

Current Visitor Restrictions at Noyes Memorial Hospital, effective Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

Who can visit?

· Only 1 visitor at the bedside at a time.

· Visitors may alternate during the day.

· Visitors must be 18 years or older.

When can you visit?

Visiting hours are anytime between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

What are the exceptions?

· Patients with COVID: No visitors unless they meet one of the other exceptions.

· Pediatric Patients: 4 individuals may be identified to visit throughout the day, however only 2 individuals at the bedside at a time. Only 1 individual is permitted overnight.

· OB Patients in labor: 1 identified support person and 3 visitors may be designated during labor. After delivery, the support person and visitors may continue to visit throughout regular visiting hours.

· Developmental Disabilities/Cognitive Impairment Patients: 1 support person, no time limitations, as care team deems necessary.

· End-of-Life Patients: 2 individuals may visit at the same time.

Note: All patients’ visitor status will be reviewed as patient’s condition changes.

Policy for patients having surgery or a procedure:

· Only 1 visitor may accompany the patient through the surgical process.

· The visitor may remain socially distanced in the designated waiting rooms, or may be asked to wait in the vehicle if space does not allow for social distancing.

· If the patient is admitted after surgery, visitation and exception guidelines will be followed.

Emergency Department and Urgent Care Visitation Policy:

· 1 visitor at a time with the patient, when volume and safety within the department permit. If waiting room is too busy, visitors will be asked to leave.

· If the patient is admitted into the hospital, but will in the ED waiting for a bed, hospital visitation and exception guidelines will be followed.

Dialysis Unit:

· Visitors are not permitted due to space limitations.

· Visitation exception guidelines will still be followed.

 Infusion Center Policy:

· 1 support person permitted in the Infusion Center.


What Do You Need to Do When You Visit?

· A medical mask must be worn at all times - cloth masks are not permitted. Those who fail to comply will be asked to leave the premises. Wear your mask correctly; nose and mouth must be covered.

· Wash your hands often. Wash with soap for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizer; as needed.

· If you currently have COVID symptoms, have had a recent exposure or positive test with the past 10 days, you are NOT permitted to visit. After screening you will receive a 1 day only visitor pass.

· Stay in your patient’s room whenever possible. If you smoke, please bring nicotine replacement.

· When you leave the hospital, do your part:

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