Visitor Restrictions

Visitor Restrictions are in Place at Saint Mary’s

Saint Mary’s is doing everything we can to protect our patients and keep the community safe. Visiting a loved one in the hospital is part of the healing process, however, we have implemented the following protocol:

  • The hospital will close all entrances except the Emergency Room entrance effective Friday, March 13, 2020.
  • Visitors will be screened at the entrance by a staff member and if asymptomatic, required to sign in and out, and be provided a visitor sticker for the duration of their stay. Returning visitors will be re-screened.
    • Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 Saint Mary’s will be restricting routine visitations to the hours of 4 pm to 8 pm, 7 days a week, with exception of the following:
    • Nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
    • Patients who are at the end-of-life may have 2 visitors.
    • Patients with disruptive behavior, where a family member is key to their care, may have 1 visitor.
    • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety) may have 1 visitor.
    • Minors under the age of 18 may have 1 visitor, either a parent or a guardian.
    • All elective surgeries have been canceled.
    • Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have 1 visitor..
    • Patients who have an appointment at a hospital-based clinic, laboratory, or radiology, as well as those visiting the Emergency Department, may have 1 person with them.
    • Patients who are receiving lodging services as part of their medical treatment plan are excluded from the visitor restriction policy.
  • Please note in all cases the visitor must adhere to the following:
    • A visitor must be 12 years or older (except in extraordinary circumstances)
    • Will only be allowed if they do not have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath).
    • No visitors will be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.