CORONAVIRUS UTAH

New Visitor Restrictions In Place At Intermountain Healthcare Facilities

Apr 10, 2020, 7:24 AM | Updated: 7:24 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – New visitor restrictions to help keep patients, caregivers and the community safe are now in place at Intermountain Healthcare facilities.

According to Intermountain, hospitals will not be allowing visitors except for certain cases. Anyone coming into one of the facilities will be screened before entering. This will include a temperature and symptom check. No visitors who display symptoms or who are suspected of having COVID-19 will be allowed inside.

  • End-of-life patients may have two total designated visitors while in the hospital. These two designated visitors may not switch with other individuals.
  • Obstetric patients may have only one designated visitor for their entire hospital stay. A doula counts as a visitor. A surrogate child’s adopting or biologic parent counts as a visitor.
  • Healthy newborn patients may have both parents as visitors.
  • Patients who are younger than 18 may have one visitor/guardian per 24 hours. However, there can be no more than two people designated as visitors/guardians throughout the entire hospital stay. This policy also applies to newborn intensive care (NICU) patients and to cancer
    patients younger than 18.
  • Patients who require assistance from another adult to stay safe may have one designated visitor who may stay with the patient in the facility throughout their stay if they are contributing to the patient’s well-being. Such visitation will be determined and monitored by
    the patient’s care team.

The rules are in place at all Intermountain hospitals, clinics and InstaCare locations.

“We know being physically apart is difficult for patients and their families and friends – particularly during a hospital stay when having loved ones near gives patients comfort and peace,” according to a statement from Mark Briesacher, chief physician executive for Intermountain.

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New Visitor Restrictions In Place At Intermountain Healthcare Facilities