Last Monday, Massachusetts began Phase 2 of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, which includes further expansion of health care services. In conjunction with the reopening plan, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has established new policies and procedures for patient visitors.
Based on these developments, BILH has revised its visitor policy. This new policy, which allows for more visitors in the hospital and ambulatory settings, replaces all former BILH guidance and went into effect on June 10.
The following are some important points with regard to our updated local policy at Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals, and our affiliated sites:
Visiting hours for Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals remain unchanged. Visitors are allowed from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please note: Addison Gilbert Hospital’s entrance will be locked at 7 p.m. for the time being, but visitors are allowed to stay until 8 p.m.
Information for Visitors:
- All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the entrance.
- Visitors will be handed a Visitor sticker once screened, which they will be required to affix to their clothing.
- Visitors will then be directed to inpatient area and are required to remain in patient’s room during visit.
- Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet.
- Visitors must clean and sanitize their hands before entering and exiting a patient room.
- One visitor at a time is allowed per patient for a 30-minute maximum time.
- No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed unless the visitor is a child of a patient, in which case they must be over
12 years of age.
- No visitors in Labor & Delivery, Special Care Nursery, and Pre-Op areas.
- We are pleased to allow a greater number of visitors into our facilities and know that it will greatly benefit our patients’ wellbeing and healing.
Thank you for everything you continue to do for our patients, their families and each other.