⚠ COVID-19 INFORMATION: Resources, Vaccine Information

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Please note all visitor policies will be evaluated based on COVID-19 conditions.

Inpatient & Surgical Services Visitor Policy

To ensure the health and safety of our patients, families and visitors the following visitor restrictions are effective beginning Wednesday, December 22, 2021

  • Only TWO (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit each day per patient.
  • No children or siblings may visit until further notice. 
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while present in the hospital and at all Lurie Children’s facilities.

Ambulatory/Outpatient Services Visitor Policy

To continue to provide a safe environment for all of our patients and families, the following Ambulatory Visitor Guidelines are effective beginning Monday, December 27, 2021:

  • Only one (1) adult per patient visit. Two (2) adult parents of newborns less than 8 weeks will be an allowed exception.
  • No children or siblings may visit until further notice. 
  • Social distancing of six feet is required.
  • No eating or drinking is allowed.  
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while present in the hospital and at all Lurie Children’s facilities.

Other Important Notices

  • All visitors must be healthy.
  • All visitors will have a health screen on entry and daily at their child’s bedside.
  • Anyone with symptoms of a viral illness such as fever, sore throat, cough, sneezing, runny nose, vomiting, or diarrhea will not be allowed to visit.
  • Because people can spread these illnesses even before they show symptoms, anyone who has been exposed to a communicable disease in the past 30 days such as chicken pox, shingles, measles, tuberculosis (TB), mumps or whooping cough/pertussis will not be allowed to visit.
  • Adult visitors (18 & older) will be required to show a valid government ID & will receive a hospital-issued badge with photo. 
  • Visitors not on the approved list will be asked to contact families directly and show their support in other ways – Skype, FaceTime, send a free email greeting card, etc.

Electronic Visitor Management System

Lurie Children’s implements a year-round visitation policy and new electronic visitor management system. The goal is to ensure the safety of our patient population and staff.

  • Adult visitors (18 and older) will be required to show a valid government ID and will be subject to a background check through the Electronic Visitor Management System. Approved visitors will receive a hospital-issued badge with a photo. This badge must be worn at all times.
  • Parents will provide a list of approved visitors and only healthy visitors on that list will be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors not on the approved list will be asked to contact families directly.

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