An updated visitation policy covering Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and Riverside Health System’s other facilities took effect on Monday. The new policy eases certain restrictions that were put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new guidelines are as follows:—Inpatients: One visitor may be allowed for each non-COVID-19 patient between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Visitation will be restricted for patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19. Visitors for end-of-life situations will be determined by Riverside’s care team on a case-by-case basis;
—Emergency Departments: One visitor may accompany each adult patient. Both parents may accompany pediatric patients. Visitation will be restricted for patients suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19;
—Outpatient Procedures: One procedure companion will be given instructions on where to wait and be provided with patient communication updates. After the procedure, the companion will be allowed to help support discharge inst...
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