Visitor Restrictions for COVID-19
Cone Health is committed to the safety, well-being and protection of our patients, staff and community. Patients 18 and older receiving care in any Cone Health facility or Cancer Center location are not allowed to have friends, family or other visitors due to the spread of COVID-19. Any approved visitor must be screened and wear a face mask.
Limited exceptions to the no-visitor policy are:
Laboring women (regardless of age): Allowed to have one person with them for their entire hospital visit. That one person can be a spouse, partner or doula.
Children under 18: Only one parent or guardian will be allowed to visit during the child's entire hospital stay.
- Patients with cognitive or behavioral needs, intellectual or developmental disabilities, or a lack of medical decision-making capacity, may have one support person if assistance is needed for safety or care concerns.
- Physician practices and clinics: Allowed to have only one caregiver with them if required to assist patient and must wear a mask.
Non-COVID-19 positive patients whose physician indicates imminent death is expected:
- 4 visitors may be allowed to the chapel or other visitor space (as deemed by the unit).
- These visitors may see the patient, however only 2 visitors are allowed in the patient room at a time.
COVID-19 positive patients whose physician indicates imminent death is expected:
Exceptions should be rare and if necessary, the nurse or provider must collaborate with nursing leadership or the administrative coordinator.