One of the many unfortunate consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that those that are hospitalized for any reason oftentimes have to forgo being able to see family and loved ones during a time and in an environment in which these visits could go a long way to lift their spirits.

There are heartbreaking stories out there of people that sadly passed away without being able to have any of their families and loved ones around for their final moments.  It’s a fate that nobody deserves yet happened in an effort to prevent even more people from suffering that same fate.

That is slowly began to change as hospitals began allowing some visitation for coronavirus patients a while back.  It seems that the needle is slowly continuing to inch in the right direction as The Hospitals of Providence announced today that they are prepared to let visitors see non-COVID patients during a limited time window of time each afternoon.  Even more promising is that The Hospitals of Providence updated their visitation policy based on guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease.

The visitation policy for The Hospitals at Providence is summarized below.

  • One visitor per patient each day
  • Visitation allowed between 4pm and 6pm
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years old
  • Visitors will be screened for COVID prior to entering
  • Visitors must wear a facemask for the entire time they’re in the hospital

Please keep in mind that this applies to the Hospitals of Providence.  Potential visitors for patients at other hospitals should contact that facility prior to visiting.

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