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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 

To help keep our patients and team members safe, we are diligently working to reduce the risk of potential exposure to communicable illnesses including limits on the number of visitors to our hospital and other CHKD facilities. Please review our visitor guidelines listed below before your visit.

Please be aware that parents/caregivers may visit at any time of the day; however, visiting hours for non-parents/caregivers is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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: 

Two parents/guardians are permitted for the duration of the inpatient stay. No other visitors are permitted for these patients. Parents/guardians 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.  

Visitors who do not follow these guidelines put others at risk and may therefore be subject to additional limitations, including total loss of visitation privileges.

If visiting a hospitalized patient with a postive COVID-19 test, please do not:

  • visit other patients and/or families in the hospital.
  • visit if you are sick or have a fever.

Masking Policy

Patients and visitors are no longer 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. 

Revised: 12/08/2023