Magruder Hospital has begun to relax its visitor restrictions for patients. Officials say they will continue to put the utmost attention on keeping everyone safe and healthy, while making sure patients have the support they need from their caregiver or family member. Here are the guidelines they will be using to make their decisions.
General Entry — The Outpatient Entrance is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Emergency Room Entrance is open 24/7. The Urgent Care Entrance is open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Face Coverings — Face coverings are required for people who can safely wear them. Face coverings should never be worn by or placed on people who are younger than 2, have difficulty breathing, or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove them without assistance.
Symptoms — Visitors will have their temperature taken and asked about travel and contact. Visitors must be without fever or symptoms.
All COVID-19 Patients — No visitors are allowed for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Alternative mechanisms for visitation include telephone calls or personal virtual devices.
Med-Surg/Intensive Care Unit — Maximum of one visitor per patient per day from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. No visitors under age of 18 allowed except as per below.
Outpatient/Ambulatory Clinics, ER, Urgent Care, Surgery — One support person if needed to provide special assistance or as requested by the clinical team. Visitors must stay in patient’s room at all times. No visitors under age of 18 allowed, except as per below.
Pediatric Patients — Two parents are permitted for the duration of the stay.
Exceptions to Visitor Restrictions — May be made for: Visitors under age of 18 who are parents of a minor patient; End of life situations; Decision-making by healthcare power of attorney; The patient’s emotional well-being; Patients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Laboring patients.