UPDATED October 4, 2020
After working closely with state officials and with UR Medicine, F.F. Thompson Hospital will allow limited visitation of admitted and observation patients between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day, beginning Thursday, June 25.
Under current guidelines, designed to prioritize everyone’s health and safety, the hospital will allow one visitor per day at the bedside of hospitalized patients.
- This one visitor must be 18 or older.
- He or she will have their temperature taken in the lobby and must answer a number of questions regarding symptoms.
- The visitor must wear a mask.
- The visitor may stay for up to four consecutive hours during established hospital visiting hours (see above).
- A second visitor may be identified to follow these same guidelines but cannot visit the patient on the same day.
OB patients may only have one visitor at their bedside at a time. A second visitor may be identified, but cannot visit on the same day.
Patients who have COVID, or patients who have symptoms of COVID and are awaiting test results, may not have visitors.
No visitors will be allowed in the Emergency Department or other outpatient areas within the hospital.
In accordance with Department of Health regulations, exceptions will be made only for patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient (medically necessary), including patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments, including dementia. In these situations, one patient support person will be allowed. Pediatric patients will also be allowed one patient support person.
If the patient is admitted to the hospital, please note that hospitalized patients who have COVID, symptoms of COVID, or are awaiting COVID test results may not have visitors.