Link to COVID-19 Information for Families

We are committed to protecting the health of our patients, families, visitors, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to do so, our regular visitation policies have been temporarily suspended. Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting any CHKD facility. For additional information on testing, vaccinations, and more, please visit our COVID-19 Information for Patients and Families

COVID Phone IconIn the past 30 days, have you, or anyone in your household, been diagnosed or in close contact with someone known or suspected to have COVID-19, or been advised to self-quarantine because of exposure to someone with COVID-19?  If so, please contact your doctor’s office before your appointment for instruction.  

COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines as of October 18, 2022   

With a greatly reduced level of COVID-19 in our community, CHKD has established the following visitor guidelines.

Doctor’s Appointments, Outpatient Surgeries, and Urgent Care: Two adults may accompany a patient.

Hospitalized Patients: Children may have four designated adult visitors for the duration of their stay. Medical assistants who help with activities of daily living are always allowed. Siblings, 12 years of age and older, who are not showing signs of illness are welcome in their brother's or sister's room between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. while a parent is present.

A maximum number of four people may be in a patient's room at one time, which may be further limited depending on the size of the room and the severity of the patient's illness. 

Hospitalized patients with a positive COVID-19 test, and patients under investigation for COVID-19 may have two adult visitors (parents or guardians) for the duration of the inpatient stay. Visitors are required to remain at the patient's bedside while at the hospital, but are allowed to leave/return (walking between the front door of the hospital and the patient’s room) once per 12-hour nursing shift. Siblings are not allowed.  

Visitors to all CHKD facilities are required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth at all times, including inside patient rooms (except when sleeping).