Visitation Policy – Beginning August 12, 2021
You may NOT enter the facility If you answer YES to any of the questions below
Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
Fever or Chills • Cough • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or Body Aches • Headache • Recent Loss of Taste or Smell • Sore throat • Congestion • Nausea or Vomiting • Diarrhea
If you are not fully vaccinated, have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID19 in the past 14 days?
Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on).
Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?
Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?
COVID patients are not allowed visitors.
Non-COVID patients may have two visitors at a time with no limits to daily visitors. This applies to both inpatient and outpatient areas.
Visiting hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All visitors must be aged 18 or older.
Visitors may access all public areas of the hospitals, including gift shops, cafes and waiting areas.
Safety precautions remain in place:
– Masks are still required at all times
– Symptom checks continue
– Temp stations remain for voluntary temperature checks
COVID-19 is a contagious disease, and there is risk of exposure in any public space. Seniors and those with underlying medical conditions are at greater risk, as are those who are unvaccinated. Methodist Hospitals strongly encourages all its guests to get vaccinated at one of our convenient vaccine clinics.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping us to keep our patients and their families safe in our facilities.
We are practicing aggressive cleaning protocols throughout our facilities. Methodist Hospitals’ environmental services team increased its rounds and provided disinfectants to individual departments for hourly cleaning between those rounds.
Methodist Hospitals is following the latest CDC masking guidelines. We have also reorganized waiting areas and adopted scheduling procedures to have fewer people in waiting areas to reduce wait times and to promote social distancing.
Controlling Access to our Facilities
All those entering Methodist Hospitals facilities are screened for symptoms.