Visitor Guidelines

Visitation Guidelines

Garden City Hospital has updated its visitation policy for non-COVID-19 patients. Our top priority remains to maintain a safe environment for our patients, families and staff. Please see the new guidelines listed below.

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​Garden City Hospital will permit limited visitations to non-COVID-19 patients as following:

  1. No visitors are allowed for patients in any form of isolation.
  2. All visitors are required to wear a mask or other cloth face covering for the duration of their visit, non-compliant visitors will be asked to leave the facility.
  3. All visitors will be screened at the entrance for symptoms of COVID-19. Visitors with a respiratory infection, including but not limited to fever, cough or shortness of breath, will not be permitted to enter the facility.
  4. All visitations are allowed through the main lobby entrance between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday-Friday and through the ER entrance on the weekends.
  5. Visitation to critical care units is coordinated through the ICU team only.
  6. We are restricting the number of visitors to two per patient per day, 1 hour or less, to minimize the risk of exposure for all visitors.
  7. We strongly discourage people who are at high risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19, including older adults, those with underlying medical conditions and children. Children under the age of 16 will not be permitted.
  8. Visitors will be restricted to the patient's room only.
  9. Alternatives to in-person visits are available to all patients, including video and audio calls.
  10. No visitation is allowed during aerosol-generation procedures or during the collection of respiratory specimens.

Visitation guidelines are subject to change with changes to state guidelines and the COVID-19 situation. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation at this time as we protect the health and safety of our patients, community and staff.