Current Visitation Policy

Hospitals:

Beginning on Monday, May 9, 2022, patients and visitors to Covenant Health member hospitals will not be required to wear a mask unless:

  • You currently have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 that are not caused by another known reason (examples: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, loss of taste or smell)
  • You currently have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Within the last 10 days, you have been exposed to anyone confirmed to have COVID-19

Patients and visitors who prefer to wear a mask may do so. Healthcare workers, including employees, physicians and volunteers, may not be required to wear a mask in their areas, but patients may kindly ask members of their care team to wear masks if the patient would like them to do so.

Effective November 12, 2021

  • 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, as long as the visitor has tested negative for COVID and does not have symptoms. The visitor should remain in the room and wear appropriate PPE.
  • Labor and delivery patients: Mothers may have two designated visitors during their stay, one at a time, plus a doula.
  • Emergency department patients: ED patients may have one visitor at a time.
  • Day Surgery, ambulatory and outpatients: Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time.
  • Behavioral Health units: Visitation is limited to one visitor at a time, as long as the visitor has tested negative for COVID and does not have symptoms.
  • Patients with disabilities: Provisions will be made to ensure support persons are authorized to stay and/or visit patients with disabilities.
  • Clergy: In-person clergy visits will be permitted at the request of patients or a patient’s family, provided clergy members follow hospital safety and patient care requirements.
  • Minors: Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to visit in our hospitals except under extraordinary circumstances.

Health & Rehabilitation Centers

Our health and rehabilitation centers currently allow visitation by families and friends of patients. We kindly ask that all visitors follow these guidelines in order to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19:

  • Perform frequent hand hygiene, including when entering and exiting facility
  • Wear a face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose)
  • Based on CDC guidelines, physically distance at least six feet between people

Medical Practices:

Beginning on Monday, May 2, 2022, patients and visitors to Covenant Health outpatient care settings and physician offices will not be required to wear a mask unless:

  • You currently have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 that are not caused by another known reason (examples: shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, loss of taste or smell)
  • You currently have a diagnosis or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19
  • Within the last 10 days, you have been exposed to anyone confirmed to have COVID-19

Patients and visitors who prefer to wear a mask may do so. Healthcare workers, including employees, physicians and volunteers, may not be required to wear a mask in their areas, but patients may kindly ask members of their care team to wear masks if the patient would like them to do so.

Covenant Medical Group Offices:

You may have one support person with you during your appointment. If more than one support person is essential to your treatment or care, please contact your provider prior to your appointment to discuss necessity.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Offices:

You may have one adult support person 18 years or older with you during your appointment.