Updated Visitation Guidelines 8/30/2021

Visitation Guidelines

Effective August 30, 2021 CVMC has implemented the following visitor policy due to the recent surge in COVID cases.

The updated visitor restrictions begin on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. CVMC allows each patient to be accompanied by one caregiver at a time, subject to reasonable restrictions. A caregiver is defined as the primary contact (parents, spouse, other family members, or friends) determined to improve the patient’s safety, emotional being, or physical care. One primary and one alternative caregiver should be identified by the patient. Patients are limited to one caregiver at a time. Caregivers may rotate with the alternate caregiver once during a 24-hour period.

The caregiver must meet the below criteria:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Does not have any symptoms of illness, including fever or cough
  • Has not tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • All guests must sign in upon arrival and wear a visitor badge at all times.
  • Wear their own face covering upon arrival to the facility and wear the face covering at all times.

Critical Care/ICU

  • No visitors

Women’s Services

  • One caregiver/support person will be allowed to accompany the mother throughout her stay.

Neonatal/Nursery Services

  • Neonatal patients will be allowed visitation by the mother and one caregiver/support person.

Surgical/Procedural Areas

  • No caregivers will be allowed to accompany the patient during pre-admission testing unless needed to complete or assist with the accuracy of information required.
  • One caregiver may accompany the patient to assist with entry into the hospital and registration.

Emergency Department

  • One caregiver will be permitted to remain at the bedside with a patient if:
    • The patient is not COVID-19 positive or a Person Under Investigation (PUI).
    • The patient is not in a hallway stretcher

Exceptions may be made on a rare occasion when patient condition/status dictates.