Our COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions and Safety MeasuresUpdated August 6, 2021 at 10:32 a.m.
In early 2020 when COVID-19 first emerged, we engaged in a comprehensive, sweeping effort to keep our patient families, team members and community safe. Our every action has been designed to protect all those inside and outside of our facilities.
Today, we remain committed to following all safety protocols recommended by local, state, and federal health authorities, including our own experts and the CDC.
Here’s what else we’re doing to keep you safe:
We have significantly reduced the number of patients, visitors, volunteers and vendors onsite to further social distancing and limit exposure.
- Inpatient and outpatient visitor restrictions: Two designated caregivers, 18 years or older, may visit at a time in the hospital. The designated visitors will be the only visitors allowed throughout the duration of your child’s stay.
- Emergency room visitor restrictions: Only one healthy adult may accompany each patient.
- Clergy visitation: Children’s Health provides Chaplain services 24 hours a day to support our patients and their loved ones. Should a patient family wish to request a visit from the clergy of their particular faith community, this request can be made by contacting the unit Chaplain or Spiritual Care team. Arrangements for visits are made by the Chaplain in consultation with the patient family. All outside clergy visits follow the visitor guidelines established by Children’s Health.
Additional Safety Measures
- Masks: We provide all visitors and patients, age 2 and older, with a Children’s Health issued, clinical grade mask to wear throughout their time on campus.
- Contactless Check-in: We have initiated a contactless check in process using the MyChart app. Quickly and easily register here.
- Social distancing: Signage and changes to our waiting areas, dining spaces and common areas help facilitate a safe distance of approximately 6 feet.
- Virtual Visits: We have expanded our Virtual Visit capabilities across our specialties and for both urgent care and behavioral health needs.
- Vaccinated Staff: Children’s Health is requiring all team members, providers, volunteers, students/trainees, as well as vendors and contractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine and be fully vaccinated by Oct. 1, 2021. As COVID-19 cases rapidly increase in the community, we believe now is the right time to take the next step in ensuring our patients and team members have the greatest protection against COVID-19.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to do all we can to make life better for children and protect our patient families. It is what we’ve done for more than 100 years and what you can rely on us to continue doing.