TidalHealth changing visitation policy starting Feb. 1st

SALISBURY, Md. – Starting on Tuesday, February 1st, TidalHealth will increase visitation opportunities at both TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury and TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford.

One designated visitor over the age of 18 will be allowed per patient for the duration of the patient’s hospitalization. Visitors are required to wear a face mask that covers both their nose and mouth at all times. Only procedural ear loop masks, N-95, and KN-95 masks will be allowed; cloth masks, gaiters, and bandanas are not permitted. An approved mask will be provided for visitors arriving with any of the unapproved face coverings.

If visiting a patient confirmed to have COVID-19 or under investigation for COVID-19, the patient and visitor must comply with all infection guidelines. The patient must wear an approved mask, and the visitor must wear an approved mask, protective gown, and gloves.

Visitation hours will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days per week. On entry, visitors will be screened for fever and other COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone who is feeling sick or feverish should not visit and will not be allowed to proceed to a patient floor if they are found to have a fever or symptoms.

Visitors will not be allowed to wait inside any TidalHealth lobby prior to visiting hours.

At TidalHealth Peninsula Regional, visitors should enter via the Hanna Main Entrance, adjacent to the Emergency Department, located near the Visitor Parking Garage off Vine Street. At TidalHealth Nanticoke, visitors should use the main entrance or your designated entrance.

One support person is allowed to accompany a patient in the Emergency Department. If that patient is later admitted to a medical floor, the patient will be allowed a single visitor. In Labor and Delivery, one support person and one approved certified doula are allowed to accompany the birthing mother.

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