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Visitor Guidelines

Restrictions on Visiting/Escorting Patients, effective Tuesday, March 24

No visitors are permitted on Memorial campus, except the following:

  • Pediatrics (one parent/guardian at a time allowed in all areas)
  • Obstetrics (one spouse/birthing partner allowed in labor and delivery area)
  • Day Surgery – often called outpatient or ambulatory surgery (one person involved in care)
  • End of Life (one visitor at a time for patients) (all areas)
  • Extraordinary circumstances (one person at a time), if presence is necessary for communication with care team or patient support (e.g., patient with disabilities)
  • The determination may be made only by physician or APP or designee, and record in the medical record, if feasible
  • Chemotherapy (one visitor at a time for patients)

Patient Discharges
One person allowed for the purpose of picking up a patient for discharge.

Emergency Department/Ambulatory/Outpatient Procedural Area
One person allowed as an escort, only if the patient requires their help with mobility, support or communication with care team, such necessity to be determined by triage or care providers. Escorts will be encouraged to drop-off patients when possible.

For all exceptions permitted above, only one person over the age of 18 may be on Memorial’s campus to visit/escort/accept discharge of a patient.

Visitor Protocol
All visitors/escorts are subject to screening. Visitors/escorts with respiratory symptoms will not be allowed to enter Memorial Hospital. Visitor/escorts must perform hand hygiene prior to entering and upon leaving the patient’s room/care area and remain at least six feet from the patient at all times (as much as possible).

Public Meetings
All public use of Memorial Hospital conference and community space is suspended indefinitely. This includes cancelling all events open to the public and/or community groups and meetings at any of our facilities. Thank you for your cooperation with these temporary measures and we apologize for any inconvenience.

These restrictions are for the protection of patients, employees, visitors, and the public, and consistent with guidance from governmental authorities, and are adopted for the purpose of reducing the potential for propagation of the COVID-19 virus. These restrictions are imposed by order of Memorial’s President and Chief Medical Officer.