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CHI St. Vincent Expands Visitation Policy to Allow Patients to Receive Two Visitors at a Time
CHI St. Vincent has expanded visitation policies effective Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, to allow patients to receive up to two visitors at a time. Patients were previously limited to one visitor at a time, but could receive multiple visitors within a day. The change in policy follows a steady decrease in the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and declining positive community test results. All visitors to CHI St. Vincent hospitals will still be required to enter through the Front Entrance, undergo a temperature screening and adhere to existing safety precautions, including universal masking policies with a hospital approved mask.
Additional visitation guidelines include:
- Patients undergoing surgery may have one visitor during pre-op.
- Patients will still be limited to one overnight visitor.
- No visitors will be allowed for patients who test positive for COVID-19.
CHI St. Vincent hospitals resumed limited visitation for patients in May 2020 and expanded visitation further in February 2021 in accordance with recommendations from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and an ongoing effort by our healing ministry to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our patients, visitors and healthcare staff. CHI St. Vincent continues to coordinate with ADH and will consider adjustments to the current visitation policy as conditions change.