Hamilton Medical Center Visitor Policy in Response to COVID-19
The new policy will be in place until the transmission of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is no longer perceived as a threat to patients, staff, and the community.
- All visitors will be screened and no visitor will be allowed if they have symptoms of respiratory infection (fever, runny nose, cough, shortness of breath). Temperature will be checked to verify no fever.
- Visitors who have traveled out of the country in affected areas, traveled in communities with widespread COVID-19, or have had a known exposure, will be restricted.
- Children under age 17 will not be allowed except under extraordinary circumstances.
- Visitors screened must wear the bracelet provided at screening at all times while on the hospital campus. Visitors must be rescreened each day.
- Entrances other than the HMC Main Lobby, Emergency Department, and Burkett Lobby (Maternity/Labor & Delivery) will be locked or restricted to authorized staff only.
- The HMC Main Lobby entrance will be open from 5:00am – 7:00pm, Monday – Friday and 7:00am – 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday. ED and Burkett will remain open 24/7.
As the conditions evolve and as the CDC, CMS, DPH, state and federal authorities recommend, visitor restrictions and precautions may change.
For your safety and the protection of our staff, NO visitors with:
- Shortness of breath
OR those who have traveled (in the last 21 days) to:
- South Korea
- Other areas with known Covid-19 outbreaks
Visits limited to essential visitors age 17 and older (immediate family, partner, or significant other).