Current Visitation Policy

Visitation policies have changed at our hospitals, nursing homes and 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 screened for COVID-19 symptoms and 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.

Specifics for each patient area include:

  • Inpatients: Patients may have two visitors at a time during their stay.
  • Isolation patients, including suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients: Visitation is limited to two visitors at a time who are essential to the patient’s care. If visitation is allowed, the visitor should remain in the room and wear appropriate PPE.
  • Labor and delivery patients: Mothers may have two visitors during their stay who may visit in the room at the same time, plus a doula.
  • Emergency department patients: ED patients may have two visitors at a time.
  • Day Surgery, ambulatory and outpatients: Visitation is limited to one visitor.
  • Patients with disabilities: Provisions will be made to ensure designated support persons are authorized to stay and/or visit patients with disabilities.
  •  Clergy: In-person clergy visits will be permitted at the request of the patient or the patient’s family, provided clergy members follow hospital safety and patient care requirements.
  • Minors: children under the age of 16 currently are not permitted to visit in our hospitals except under extraordinary circumstances. 

Updated March 30, 2021


Nursing Homes

At this time, nursing home visitation is allowed, according to the most current 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 nursing home for their current guidelines:

Updated March 30, 2021


Medical Practices

Covenant Medical Group Offices

You may have one support person with you during your appointment. All patients and visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms and 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 screened for COVID-19 symptoms and are required to wear masks at all times.

Updated March 30, 2021