To help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, Griffin Health is taking temporary precautions to protect visitors, caregivers, and the community. All visitors will be screened prior to entry for your safety and the safety of your loved ones. The screening process includes information about symptoms of respiratory illness, and a touch-free thermometer scan to determine body temperature. Based on screening results, visitation and entry may be restricted. We appreciate your cooperation during this time of heightened concern.
Entry and Visitation Guidelines:
- Visitors, patients, and caregivers may enter through our main entrance only.
- One visitor per patient at a time with additional consideration given in special circumstances such as patients at the end-of-life, pediatric patients and maternity patients in the Childbirth Center.
- Please remain in your loved one’s room as much as possible and avoid other areas of the hospital.
- Individuals showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) will be asked to return home and are invited to connect with their loved ones through virtual means, such as Skype, FaceTime, or telephone calls.
We recommend that the following people not visit patients or receive visitors while hospitalized:
- Those who are at increased risk of severe illness, including people over the age of 70, immunocompromised individuals, and individuals who live with or care for such people.
- Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are waiting for COVID-19 test results.
As indicated in Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7C, there is an increased risk of rapid spread of COVID-19 among people being treated in a communal setting. For this reason at this time, visitation will not be allowed on the CP South Inpatient Psychiatric Unit or in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (Recovery Room). We suggest connecting with your loved ones through other means such as telephone calls.
We will continue to assess these policies to ensure that they reflect the most current knowledge and support our long-standing commitment to person-centered care.