Temporary visitor policy

Monday, March 22, 2021

As we continue to see a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in our community, effective Monday, March 22, 2021, at 12:01 am, we are revising our Temporary Visitor Policy.

Visiting hours are 8am – 8pm, 7 days per week.

  • Inpatient Units: 1 visitor per patient with the following exceptions:
    • Labor & Delivery
      • 1 visitor is permitted 24/7.
    • Post-partum, NICU, Pediatrics
      • 2 visitors per patient per day; 1 visitor is permitted overnight.
    • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Units
      • No visitors permitted. Virtual visitation is available in the North Tower in a private consultation room. The room is outfitted with an iPad to connect loved ones with patients if they don’t’ have a personal device to connect. Our team is available to assist visitors with using the technology.
    • End of Life/Terminal Patients
      • Patients under the care of hospice may have visitors by request. Please contact the Nursing Supervisor at (352)-488-3004.

Emergency Room – One visitor per patient 24/7.

Patients undergoing procedures: One visitor per patient.

No visitors under the age of 18 are permitted unless they are the parent of a hospitalized child.

Hospital cafeteria – No visitors permitted due to limited seating due to social distancing.

For the safety of our patients and our caregivers, all persons authorized to enter the hospital MUST practice hand sanitization upon entering the hospital and upon entering and exiting a patient’s room and MUST wear a mask at ALL times, including in a patient’s room. All visitors will have their temperature taken, be screened for illness, and asked the following questions:

  • Are you running a fever?
  • Do you have a cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose?
  • Any shortness of breath?
  • Any nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
  • Any loss of taste or smell?

If a person screens positive (yes) to any of the above, he/she will not be provided access to the hospital unless seeking emergency medical assistance.

Patients may consider using phone, Skype, or FaceTime to communicate with family and friends during this time.

Visitors must provide and exchange an ID for a visitor pass upon entering the hospital.

  • Visitors must provide their ID in order to visit a patient. They must also provide the name of the patient they are visiting. The visitor will then receive a pass to visit the patient. Upon exiting the hospital, the visitor will receive their ID back. This is to ensure that each patient only has one visitor at a time.

Upon entering the hospital and completing an approved health screening, patients, visitors, and vendors will receive a colored band.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.