Patient Notice: Temporary Visitor Guidelines & COVID-19


COVID-19 Information

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Temporary Visitor Guidelines

February 10, 2022 – Español

We welcome and encourage support from friends and family to our patients. Our healthcare team is dedicated to providing children and their families with the best pediatric patient care possible.

As part of our work to keep patients and families safe, Ascension has updated the visitor plan at Dell Children’s. We continue to watch and update the plan to reduce the risks from coronavirus (COVID-19) and other yearly respiratory illnesses.  During this time, visitors in the hospital will be limited. To provide a safe environment for our patients, families and staff, we ask visitors not to visit if they are exhibiting any symptoms of illness. Our goal is to keep everyone safe while caring for our patients and families.

As of February 10, 2022  we ask that you please follow the plan below for visitation:

  • Healthy visitors can visit between the hours of 9am and 9pm. Please see below for more details.
  • Visitors must wear a mask at all times and follow safety guidelines.
  • Hands must be washed before and after visiting.

For Admitted Patients:

  • Patients without COVID:
    • For 3 South, 3 Central, 3 North, 4 South, 4 North, and the Specialized Delivery Unit
      • Four (4) visitors, including parents and guardians, can be in the patient room.
      • Visitors must be 6 years of age and over.
    • For the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Cardiac Care Unit
      • Two (2) visitors, including parents, and guardians can be in the patient room at a time.
      • Up to four (4) visitors are allowed in the hospital.
      • Siblings who are 15 years of age and over may visit.
    • Patient siblings who are old enough can visit accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • COVID positive patients:
    • One primary support person may receive 24/7 visitor access to remain in the room. A maximum of two (2) adult visitors may rotate this role.
    • The one (1) support person should stay in the room and not go to public areas (e.g. nutrition rooms, cafeteria) for the hospital stay or until isolation is stopped. Please let us know how we can assist you while here.

For the Emergency Department, Clinics, and Surgery Patients:

  • Two (2) primary support people can be with the patient.
  • Emergency Room: If there is only one adult with the patient and no one else to take care of your other children then they may stay in the Emergency Department until other care can be found.

If you have any questions about the visitor plan, please talk to your nurse. We are so happy to be able to care for you during this time!