COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions
COVID-19 Visitor and Patient Support Companion Policy
This visitor policy is in effect as of August 4th, 2023.
Your health and well-being are our priority at Weiss Memorial Hospital. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we remain committed and vigilant in delivering the best possible care, while keeping our patients, staff, and community safe.
Accordingly, we have aligned our visitation policies with the most current city, regional and state emergency preparedness guideline and will continue to adjust our policies as mandates change.
- Visits are limited to two (2) visitors at a time. Family and friends may rotate as long as adherence to this limit is followed at all times.
- Visiting hours are restricted to 9am-7pm.
- Anyone under 16 years of age will not be allowed as a patient visitor.
- All visitors will be screened at entry points, provided with an inpatient Yellow Visitor Badge and given directions to the unit.
- Patients that are awaiting results or have tested positive for COVID-19, will not be allowed visitors at this time.
- Patients receiving end of life care are allowed two visitors at a time and family may rotate. Visitation for critically ill patients and patients at the end will be managed by discussion with the patient’s care team.
- Exceptions must be communicated to the NAC. The NAC will communicate with the AOC for approval.
- Approved visitors will be directed to follow infection prevention protocols and provided with face coverings/masks to wear, as per CDC and Weiss Memorial Hospital COVID-19 protocols.
- Each patient will be allowed one support companion to accompany them.
- No one under the age of 18 will be allowed as a support companion.
We recognize that support from family and friends is an important component to the healing process, and visitation restrictions may pose a hardship for our patients and families. In lieu of in-person visitation, please consider phone calls and use of FaceTime, Skype, or other video apps to connect with loved ones. Our care team is glad to assist patients with hospital iPad support to receive communication.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.