ATLANTA — On Monday, Emory Healthcare will make some changes to its restrictions on visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emory will continue restricting all visitors in the hospitals and clinics with the following exceptions:
- Labor and delivery patients can have one visitor throughout the patient’s stay.
- NICU patients may have one visitor throughout the patient’s stay
- Patients at the end of life or receiving hospice care can have two visitors
- All minors can have one visitor for the duration of their stay or visit
- Patients having outpatient surgery may have one visitor to assist with arrival and registration only. The visitor will be contacted by phone when the procedure is over.
- Patients with outpatient appointments can have one visitor if they need physical assistance or have cognitive or behavioral impairments.
- Patients having inpatient surgery may have one visitor to assist with arrival and registration. One visitor will be allowed the same day of the patient’s discharge.
- No visitors allowed in the emergency department. Limited exceptions will be made for minors and patients requiring cognitive or behavioral assistance.
- All visitors will be required to wear a mask while in hospitals or clinics.
- Visitors will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19.
- No visitors under the age of 16 are allowed.
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