Current Visitation Policy

Visitation policies have changed at our hospitals, nursing homes and medical practices due to COVID-19.

Please protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, and employees by following these guidelines:

Hospitals:

All visitors are required to wear masks. Visitors are asked to remain in the room with the patient and limit travel inside the hospital to the cafeteria and vending machine areas.

Updated Visitation Policy:

  • Inpatients:  Patients may have one visitor at a time during their stay.
  • Isolation Patients, including suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients:  Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time who is essential to the patient’s care. If visitation is allowed, the visitor should stay in the room and wear appropriate PPE.
  • Emergency Department:  ED patients may have one visitor at a time.  EDs have the discretion to change status to “no visitation” status if deemed necessary. 
  • Labor and delivery patients:  Mothers may have two designated visitors during their stay, one at a time, plus a doula.
  • Day Surgery/Ambulatory/Outpatients:  Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time.
  • Behavioral Health Units:  Visitation is not permitted.
  • Patients with disabilities: Provisions will be made to ensure designated support persons are authorized to stay and/or visit patients with disabilities.
  • ClergyIn-person clergy visits will be permitted at the request of the patient or patient’s family, provided clergy members follow hospital safety and patient care requirements.
  • Minors under age 16:  Not permitted, except under extraordinary circumstances.

Updated August 26, 2021


Health & Rehabilitation Centers

Visitation policies are determined weekly based on CMS guidelines. These guidelines vary based on the current COVID-positive rate in the communities where the nursing homes are located, as well as the type and number of patients in each nursing home. Please contact the specific Health and Rehabilitation Center for their current guidelines:

Updated August 26, 2021


Medical Practices

Covenant Medical Group Offices

You may have one support person with you during your appointment. All patients and visitors are required to wear masks at all times. If more than one support person is essential to your treatment or care, please contact your provider prior to your appointment to discuss necessity.  

Obstetric and Gynecology Offices

You may have one adult support person 18 years or older with you during your appointment. All patients and visitors are required to wear masks at all times.

Updated August 26, 2021