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COVID-19 Hospital & Clinic Patient
Visitor Restriction

Policy Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

With COVID case counts in our community trending down, Rutland Regional has made the following changes to our visitor policy. These changes take effect Wednesday, March 23.

All patients may continue to access Rutland Regional facilities for appointments, tests and services.

All visitors will continue to be screened upon entry and must continue to wear face masks.

All visitors must check in AND check out upon entering and exiting the facility.

Hospital Visitor Restrictions:

    General Inpatient Visitation

    • Patients on inpatient units may have two visitors per day
      • Same-day surgical patients are limited to one support person due to space availability in the surgical care unit’s waiting area.

    • Visitors do not need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Essential Support Persons (ESP) will be permitted for certain patient populations (see COVID positive section below)
    • Visitors must comply with COVID screening
    • Children under 18 are now able to visit or accompany a patient

    General Outpatient Visitation

    • Two visitor may accompany patient for outpatient services (For example, blood draw, mammogram, vaccines, chemotherapy, etc.) This does not include access to treatment rooms, the chemotherapy room or diagnostic imaging rooms. 
    • This includes same-day procedural and surgical patients
      • The hospital has reopened surgical waiting areas
    • Visitors do not need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
    • Visitors must comply with COVID screening
    • Children under 18 are now able to visit or accompany a patient  

    Essential Support Persons for COVID Positive patients

    • COVID Positive Pediatric and Labor & Delivery patients may have a visitor for the duration of the stay. The visitor must remain in the room.
    • COVID Positive End-of-Life patients may have a visitor. The visitor must remain in the room.

    Visitation by Clergy

    • Fully vaccinated members of the clergy may visit without restrictions
    • All visitors will continue to be screened upon entry and must continue to wear face masks

    Visiting Hours

    • 10am-6pm, all areas

    Service Animals

    • Only ADA service animals may accompany a patient
    • All other animals, excluding previously approved therapy dogs and support animals, are not permitted

    People Who Are Not Visitors: Certain categories of individuals who interact with patients are not visitors and are not subject to this policy. Such individuals include people who are part of the broader treatment team such as interpreters and doulas, advocates from Disability Rights Vermont and other legally authorized individuals will be permitted to enter the facility when necessary.

    Outpatient Clinic Restrictions:

    Outpatient Clinics will allow one visitor to accompany a patient. Visitors must not be COVID positive and be symptom-free. The screening process still applies to all people who enter the clinics.

    All visitors must continue to wear masks, and are encouraged to wash hands frequently, and to observe 6' social distancing measures. These policies are to ensure the safety of our patients and staff in compliance with the CDC Guidelines.

    Access to the main hospital building will be limited to the following entrances and times:

    Stratton Road Entrance

    • Open 5:30AM to 7PM, Daily

    stratton road entrance

    Outpatient Therapies Entrance

    • Open 6:45AM to 4:15PM, Daily

    Allen Street Entrance

    Emergency Entrance

    • Open 24hrs a day, 7 days a week

    emergency department entrance

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