New Rules for Visiting Patients Nearing End of Life

  • Patients will be permitted to designate two visitors to provide comfort and support.
  • The two individuals selected will be the only visitors permitted and only one visitor is permitted at a time. No substitutions will be permitted.
  • If a designated visitor, such as a frail, elderly spouse or person with a disability, requires a second person to support them, this person would count as the second chosen visitor.
  • All designated visitors:
    • Will be required to maintain physical distancing and limit their interactions with facility staff and the public.
    • Must leave the patient’s room when staff are conducting procedures.
    • Must monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and refrain from visiting should symptoms appear.
    • Must follow facility rules regarding infection control for other viruses, such as influenza and the common cold.