Visitor Information

Visitor Guidelines

(Effective August 27, 2021)

Having the support of a trusted friend or family member is important to each patients’ healing. A support person can ask questions the patient may not think of, write down information and instructions, and interact with the provider and clinical staff.

To promote healing and safety, and limit risk of infection, inpatients may have no more than 2 visitors at a time.

2 South and 2 East Inpatient Units:
  • Visiting hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • 2 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or older. Children under age 18 are not permitted at this time due to the COVID pandemic.
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Visiting Hours: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • 2 visitors at a time.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or older. Children under age 18 are not permitted at this time due to the COVID pandemic.
Family Birthing Suites:
  • 1 support person/significant other is permitted at all times.
  • An additional 2 visitors are permitted at a time during visiting hours, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Visitors must be age 18 or older. Children under age 18 are not permitted at this time due to the COVID pandemic.
  • Obstetrical COVID patients are permitted 1 support person/significant other and may not have any additional visitors.
COVID Patients:

Visitors are not permitted for patients who are hospitalized with COVID-19. Special arrangements may be requested for COVID patients who are:

  • age 17 or younger
  • intellectually and/or developmentally disabled or diagnosed with an impairment that affects understanding, judgment, or decision-making
  • at end of life
Emergency, Outpatient and Office Visits

Patients may have 1 designated support person age 18 or older in the following settings:

  • Emergency Department (24 hours). If the patient is admitted to the hospital, the Inpatient Unit visitor guidelines will apply (see above).
  • Surgery or procedure
  • Outpatient tests, therapy sessions
  • Immediate/Convenient Care visits
  • Physician office visits
Expectations of Visitors:

If you are visiting or accompanying a patient, please help us maintain a safe environment by respecting our visitor guidelines. Visitors who do not adhere to the visitor expectations will be unable to visit.

  • Per CDC guidelines for healthcare settings, both vaccinated and unvaccinated visitors must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times while in a Morris Hospital facility, including private patient rooms and exam rooms. (Bandanas, neck gaiters, and loose fitting facial coverings are not permitted.)
  • Do not visit if you are experiencing any signs of illness.
  • When entering a Morris Hospital facility, visitors will have their temperature checked, answer questions about any current symptoms, and apply hand sanitizer. Anyone who screens positive or refuses to comply will be unable to visit.
  • When visiting a patient in isolation, visitors must wear required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Please maintain 6 feet of distance from others whenever possible.
Parking

Visitors should park in the visitor parking lot off High Street on the east side of the hospital campus.

Flowers & Balloons

Flowers and mylar balloons sent to the hospital will be delivered to the patient’s room, with the exception of the ICU. Please do not send latex balloons to any patient. Latex balloons are not permitted anywhere in the hospital for the safety of individuals with latex allergies.

Additional visitor information is available in our Patient Guide.

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