Temporary visitor policy (July 14, 2021)

As we continue to see a decrease in the numbers of COVID-19 cases in our community, effective April 27, 2021, we are revising our Temporary Visitor Policy to allow visitors in certain areas. We will continue to monitor the situation and make future updates as necessary.

Visitor Hours are 11am to 8pm daily; last visitor passes or entry will be at 7:30pm.

Guidelines:

  • Visitors under 18 are permitted and must be supervised by an adult
  • All visitors MUST wear a mask at all times in the building
  • The cafeteria is open; social distancing required. We highly encourage visitors to take their purchases to the room they are visiting.
  • No visitation for COVID-19 patients in active isolation unless an end of life exception has been made
  • Visitors must sign in and check out at the security desk to allow for re-entry or swapping during our visitation hours. Swapping of visitors is only permitted on the inpatient adult units. The importance of the check-out process will be emphasized by security upon entry.

Outpatient / Procedural Areas – One visitor is allowed

Surgical Areas – One visitor is allowed and will wait in the designated surgical waiting room

Adult Emergency Department – One visitor to remain at bedside for Emergency Department visit. We may request visitors to remain in their cars until the patient is placed in his/her room during times when the volumes do not allow for physical distancing.

Pediatric Emergency Department – Two designated parents/guardians to remain bedside for Emergency Department visit.

Women’s Services (Labor & Delivery and Mother/Baby) – Two banded support person 24/7

Children’s Services (NICU, PICU, PEDS) – Two designated parents/guardians

Inpatient Adult Units – One visitor

COVID/Suspected Patients – No visitors unless end of life

New screening process (Effective June 7, 2021)

Passive screening for visitors and non-urgent/emergent patients

To all visitors and all patients, except those coming for urgent or emergent care:

You may only enter the facility if the answer to each of the following questions is “yes.”

  • I have not had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, or thought to have COVID-19, within the last 14 days.
  • I have none of the following symptoms:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.
  • I agree to wear a mask at all times that I am not eating or drinking while in the facility.

Be prepared to confirm that the above is true prior to entering the facility.

Screening process for patients coming for urgent or emergent care

To patients coming for urgent or emergent care:

  • Wear a mask all times while inside the facility.
  • Alert a staff member upon arrival to the Emergency Department if exhibiting any of the possible signs and symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

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

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.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to maintain the safe, compassionate and world-class organization that Brandon Regional Hospital is.