BALTIMORE (WJZ) — LifeBridge Health is welcoming some visitors back into its hospitals on a limited basis.

The changes went into effect at Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Carroll Hospital and Grace Medical Center at noon on Monday.

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Guidelines are put in place to ensure patients, team members and visitors can stay safe during the pandemic.

Visiting hours will be from noon until 8 p.m.

  • All visitors will be screened for flu-like symptoms (runny nose, fever and cough) and will not be allowed to visit if the symptoms exist.
  • All visitors will be required to wear masks.
  • No visitors under age 18 are allowed unless they are the parent of a child in the hospital. This includes waiting rooms and other public areas.
  • Patients, who are not COVID-positive or are not being examined for the potential that they have COVID-19, may have one designated visitor/support person visit them.
    • The designated person can change by calendar day, but not more often.
    • The designated person is required to follow all infection prevention policies, undergo the check-in screening process and always wear a mask.
    • Patients, who are not COVID-positive and at the end of life, may have two family members at their bedside.
    • COVID-positive patients, who are at the end of life, may have a onetime only exception of two visitors. These visitors must wear protective equipment under the direction of the staff, and they are not to exceed one hour in the room.
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However, the Levindale and Northwest Hospital’s Sub-Acute Unit will continue under the current guidelines as they follow the regulations for long-term communities which have separate practices.

LifeBridge Health will provide updates and more information on its COVID-19 response plans at: lifebridgehealth.org/COVID19

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