Beginning Tuesday, Baystate Health will implement changes for guests visiting inpatients and outpatients.

According to a story reported on by WWLP/22 News, visitors at all Baystate locations will be asked to provide their full name and phone numbers to be recorded in the log as well as the name of the patient they are visiting and photo ID.

Visitation hours at Baystate Health are from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and visitors are asked to allow extra time during the check-in process. The following locations will be implementing the new visitor check-in process:

Within the health facilities, one visitor is allowed at a time for non-COVID-19 patients. At Baystate Children’s Hospital, two parents/guardians are allowed at a time. Two visitors are allowed for OB patients who are in labor and postpartum. No visitors under the age of 18 years old are allowed in the hospital, unless the visitor is a child or sibling of a patient.

One visitor is allowed for COVID-19 negative patients located on care units which have COVID-19 positive (or under investigation) patients.

No visitors are allowed for COVID-19 patients at all hospitals except the following:

  • 1 parent or guardian for patients under the age of 18.
  • 1 birthing partner for OB patients who are in labor and postpartum.
  • 2 visitors + 1 clergy member for hospice and end-of-life patients.
  • 1 companion for patients with disabilities, including physical and cognitive, are allowed 1 companion.

For more on the story including details about specific facilities(such as Baystate Medical, Baystate Children's Hospital, etc.), please check out the full story at WWLP's website here.

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