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UPDATE: Additional Visitor Restrictions Now In Effect

Mar 19, 2020

UPDATE: Additional Visitor Restrictions Now In Effect

Due to ongoing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), we have implemented new visitor restrictions to ensure the health and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff. Effective Friday, March 20, these visitor restrictions apply at all Kettering Health Network facilities: 

For patients at a hospital:  

Visitors for patients at a hospital are not allowed.

Exceptions:

  • “End of life” situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis
  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) may have two (2) visitors, limited to only parents or guardians
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility or safety concerns may have two (2) visitors
  • Emergency room patients may have one (1) visitor over the age of 18
  • Patients having major surgery may have one (1) visitor over the age of 18

Maternity patients 

Labor/Delivery and Postpartum

  • One visitor per admission stay (not per day)
    • Exception: Minor patients (under the age of 18 years old) may have 2 visitors limited to only parents/guardians OR one parent/guardian and father of baby

NICU/SCN

  • 2 approved visitors for the entire stay
  • Only 1 approved visitor at a time 

Antepartum Greater than 7-day Length of Stay 

  • 2 approved visitors during the stay
  • Only 1 approved visitor per day (both visitors cannot visit on the same day) 

For patients not at a hospital (doctor’s office, outpatient center, emergency room) 

One visitor is allowed per patient. However, no visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed unless they are the patient.

Exceptions: 

  • “End of life” situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis
  • Minor patients (under 18 years old) may have two (2) visitors, limited to only parents or guardians
  • Patients who require assistance due to mobility or safety concerns, may have one (1) additional visitor
  • Patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot have any visitors, unless the patient is a minor

Visitor Screenings

All visitors to hospitals, and select community ambulatory facilities, will be screened for symptoms, exposure, or travel history

  • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms in the past 24 hours or exposures in the last 14 days
  • If the visitor is a driver for a patient, they will be asked to wait in their car until the patient’s appointment is completed
  • Visitors must wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving rooms and hospital buildings