Emory updating restrictions on hospital visitors during COVID-19 pandemic starting Monday

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.