Temporary Visitor Restrictions During COVID-19 Pandemic

Visitor restrictions are in place to protect the patients and staff of CHI Saint Joseph Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some site-specific variations will be communicated locally based on physical restrictions of waiting space or clinic space.

These changes are effective Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

VISITING HOURS will be restricted to 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. DAILY.

  • One designated visitor allowed for patients who are admitted to the hospital. 
  • One designated visitor allowed for labor and delivery (birthing partner) in maternity units.
  • One parent or guardian allowed for patients under age 18.
  • One designated visitor allowed for end-of-life care. 
  • All visitors will enter at one designated location and be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
  • All visitors and patients must wear a mask while on hospital property.
  • Only one visitor allowed at a time. Even if a visitor has been cleared for entry, this does not guarantee they will be allowed to stay if another designated visitor is already present.
  • Visitors should perform frequent hand-washing and follow good respiratory hygiene and wear a mask while in the facility.
  • Visitors should remain only in the patient room and should avoid entering and exiting the facility as much as possible.
  • All visitors must be over age 18.
  • This policy will be enforced consistently regardless of any pre-communicated expectations (for example, a health care provider who communicates with a family incorrectly).
  • Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Outpatient oncology, including infusion, radiation therapy and clinics, imaging, procedural and outpatient services, except for patients under age 18 or who need assistance.
  • Healthcare support person may accompany patients as needed.
  • Exceptions may apply.

Continuing Care Hospital is now allowing designated visitors from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors must sign in and pass the screening tool each time, and they must wear a mask for the entirety of their visit.

CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group providers continue to care for patients in offices and clinics. Exceptions will be made for a parent or guardian for a patient under age 18 or for patients who require assistance. If you have an appointment, please check with your provider before leaving home for any special instructions. Patients should contact their regular health care provider by phone first if they are experiencing symptoms like cough, low-grade fever or other respiratory issues.

CHI Saint Joseph Health understands this change in policy may be difficult for families, but it is imperative we take additional precautions to keep our patients and community safe during this global pandemic.