Visiting Hours (Updated March 11, 2021)

Limited Visiting Hours: 4 - 7 pm, daily

Lawrence General has updated its visitor policy due to decreasing community spread of COVID-19. These measures are designed to protect the health and safety of patients and staff. The policy is effective on Thursday, March 11.

Summary:

  • Allowing one (1) designated in-person visitor for all adult patients during new visiting hours.
  • New visiting hours are 4 – 7 pm, seven days a week.
  • One adult visitor allowed per adult patient.
    • Exceptions Include: COVID-positive patients at end of life, maternity, pediatrics, and surgical services.
  • For patients, hospital entrances remain the Main Lobby and Emergency Center.
  • No visitors under the age of 18 years old are allowed in the hospital. People waiting to visit a patient should not enter the hospital until the time of their visit.

Approved Exceptions That Remain:

  • Emergency Center: No visitors for EC patients, but there are exceptions for end of life patients.
  • COVID-Positive Patients: Compassionate care situations for COVID-19 positive patients, including but not limited to end-of-life situations are recognized as valid circumstances under which visitors may be considered on a case-by case basis. They may be permitted one adult visitor over the age of 18 that will remain the same person throughout the duration of the patient’s admission. Duration of in-room visit will be no longer than 15 minutes.

Screening of Visitors

  • A medical screening questionnaire will be administered, and temperature will be taken. If a visitor screens positive, they will be directed to present through the Emergency Center to have a medical screening examination. If the proposed visitor has any symptoms, the individual will not be permitted to visit, and family should be encouraged to choose a different visitor if possible.
  • Visitation may be prohibited on a case-by-case basis if a patient tests positive or shows symptoms of COVID-19, or if visitation poses a significant infection control risk to the patients, visitor, or staff.

To Enter:

  • Screening completed by hospital personnel
  • Mask covering nose and mouth
  • Hand sanitizer applied