General Patient Visitation
Persons who are ill with cough, fever greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, vomiting, diarrhea, skin infection or eye infection should not visit patients in the hospital.
When a patient is in Isolation Precautions, the room will be identified by signage on the door. All visitors must report to the nurses’ station for instructions prior to entering an isolation room.
To enter an isolation room, any visitors must be able to understand and comply with the isolation instructions including use of hand hygiene, gloves, gowns, respirators and masks as indicated.
Airborne Isolation is used to prevent spread of infection to staff, family and visitors from patients with infections due to germs that are spread through the air.
Patients in Airborne Isolation will be allowed limited visitors. No children under the age of 18 may visit a patient in Airborne Isolation. Immunocompromised persons should not visit a patient in airborne isolation.
During times of increased influenza or RSV in the community, the NICU implements the following visitor restrictions:
- Parents of any age who are feeling well may visit anytime.
- Persons who are younger than 18 years should not visit at this time.