There are several suggestions for all visitors that will help to protect their loved ones from further infectious illnesses:
- All persons 12 years of age or older should refrain from visiting if they have runny nose, cough, or other symptoms of respiratory infection, diarrhea illness, or any other suspected contagious disease.
- Visiting should be avoided if there has been a recent exposure to a highly communicable infectious disease such as chicken pox, influenza, or gastrointestinal illness.
- Visitors should not sit or lie on patient beds. Visitors should only use public bathrooms. Patient bathrooms are only for patient use.
Those who come to visit patients between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. will enter through the Emergency Department, and will be greeted by the Security Officer on duty. He or she will coordinate the visit with the staff on the patient’s unit by telephoning the specific unit.