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In 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.  

Visitor Guidelines 

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: Outside of the ICU,children may have up to six designated visitors ages 12 and older 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 three people may be at a patient's bedside 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 parents/guardians for the duration of the inpatient stay. Parents are required to remain in the patient’s room unless they are leaving/returning (walking between the front door of the hospital and the patient’s room) once per 12-hour nursing shift. Masks are required at all times.  

Masking Policy

Patients, visitors, and team members are no longer be required to wear a mask at all times within a CHKD facility. Patients who are seeking treatment for a viral illness such as COVID-19 or the flu should continue to mask to prevent spreading the virus to others. This simple act could save the life of a child with a compromised immune system.