Special Visiting Policy
Alton Memorial Hospital is moving to a policy of no visitors, with the following exceptions:
- Pediatric patients 2 years old and younger.
- Patients at end of life.
- Patients with caregivers who are required to provide information due to dementia, altered mental status, or as the primary patient care provider.
Visitors for these exceptions will continue to enter through the Duncan Wing main entrance after being screened with questions, who they are here to visit and a temperature check. Each visitor will receive a badge with date and room number. Any visitor without a visitor badge should be redirected to the entrance to be rescreened.
EXPECTATIONS FOR PERMITTED VISITORS:
- Visitors must remain in the patient’s room for duration of visit; access to other areas in the hospital (i.e. cafeteria, waiting rooms) will be restricted. Once visitor leaves the patient room, they should exit the hospital.
- Visitors shall not be permitted to be in the room during nasopharyngeal (NP) specimen collection or aerosol-generating procedures.
- Visitors shall perform hand hygiene at point of wellness screening and upon entry/exit of the patient’s room.
- All visitors shall notify the clinical care team if they develop signs or symptoms of illness during their visit.