⚠ COVID-19 INFORMATION: Resources, Vaccine Information

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Please note all visitor policies will be evaluated based on COVID-19 conditions. To ensure the health and safety of our patients, families and visitors the following visitor restrictions are effective beginning Monday, March 21, 2022: 

Inpatient Visitor Policy

  • Two (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit per patient.
  • One (1) other healthy adult visitor is allowed during standard visiting hours of 10 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
  • ONLY two (2) people are allowed in the patient’s room/floor at one time. Switching out of visitors may occur on the 2nd or 11th floors. There is no waiting space available on the inpatient unit floors.
  • Limited child/sibling visitation may be allowed for patients who have been admitted for two (2) weeks or longer:
    • A sibling visit may be allowed once every 14 days.
    • These visits must be arranged in advance with the leadership of the floor on which the patient is located.
    • Additional limitations exist in the NICU. Please speak with NICU leadership for further information.
  • All visitors, including child visitors two years and older, are required to wear a mask and parents must attest to:
    • No fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, vomiting or diarrhea in the last 48 hours; and,
    • No COVID-19 symptoms or exposures in the prior two weeks.

Surgical Services Visitor Policy 

  • Only two (2) healthy parents/guardians are allowed to visit each day per patient.
  • No children or siblings under 18 years old are allowed to 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

  • Two (2) healthy adults per patient visit.  
  • No children or siblings under 18 years old are allowed to 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.

Other Important Notices

  • All visitors must be free from any COVID-19 symptoms or other contagious illness. 
  • All visitors must complete a symptom screen on entry and daily at their child’s bedside. Although it may seem repetitive, visitors may be asked multiple times each day about their health and if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
  • 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 illness 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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