COVID-19 Visitor Policy

as of September 1, 2021

Visitor Screening

  • All visitation is dependent on passing the entrance Covid-19 screening.
  • Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter the hospital; this is without exception.
  • Visitors will be screened and provided a sticker with screening
  • Visitation stickers are to be worn and visible at all times.
  • Visitors must stay 6 feet from the patient when feasible.

Emergency Room

  • One support person per patient upon approval of the Physician 

Physician Office (2nd floor)

  • One support person per patient

Pediatric Patients

  • One parent per patient

Inpatient

  • In general, visiting hours will be from 9 m. until 8 p.m.; however, exceptions may be granted for unique situations.
  • One visitor per Patient per day will be allowed once the visitor leaves no visitors will be allowed including the visitor that left.
  • No visitors for COVID-positive patients.
  • The collaboration of patients and visitors is encouraged to determine a schedule to adhere to the one visitor per patient, per day rule.
  • Visitors must proceed directly to the Patient room and, upon leaving, exit with a hospital staff member.
  • Visitors must stay in the Patient room unless instructed by
  • If more than one visitor should appear in a patient’s room, the unit personnel will ensure only one visitor per patient. Additional visitors are not to stay on-premises.
  • In general, visitors should use the bathroom facilities in the patient room they are visiting.

Surgery

  • If an outpatient surgery visitor fails Covid-19 screening, surgery may be rescheduled.
  • Visitors must wear their masks at all times throughout the visit.
  • The hospital will supply a mask if one is not available to the visitor or if the visitor’s mask isn’t functional.

Clergy

  • Clergy visiting more than one patient will be instructed to perform hand hygiene upon exiting one room and entering the next room.
  • If Clergy plans to touch the patient for prayer, they must wear gloves before contact.
  • Gloves are to be removed, and hand hygiene is to be performed before exiting that
  • Exceptions can be made for visitation during end-of-life situations per nursing services.

More instructions can be provided to the clergy by Lucy Dunnagan, Director of Nursing, available at extension 7163.

Updated 9.1.2021 Bath Community Hospital