BECAUSE WE CARE: VISITOR GUIDELINES
To protect the health and safety of our patients, employees and medical
staff, our visitor policy is as follows:
Patients admitted with COVID:
8:00a.m-8:00p.m Two visitors at a time.
Inpatient Units: 8:00a.m-8:00p.m. Two visitors at a time.
Critical Care Units: 8:00a.m-8:00p.m. Two visitors at a time.
Emergency Department: Two visitors at a time.
Surgery: Two visitors in the waiting room, as capacity allows.
Outpatient services and procedures in hospital: Two visitors in the waiting room, as capacity allows.
Labor & Delivery: One support person may be present at all times. Additional visitor permitted
during regular visiting hours. Children/siblings are not permitted at
* Please note that one minor, at least 10 years old, is permitted to accompany
an adult visitor into our patient care areas. Masks will be provided and
must be worn at all times during the visit. Visitor guidelines are subject
Lynn Cancer Institute
To continue protecting our immunocompromised cancer patients, we are limiting
visitors. Patients may bring one healthy adult companion (age 18 or older)
to their initial appointment with a physician. If a patient has a physical
or cognitive impairment, a healthy adult companion will be allowed to
accompany the patient at their appointment(s), on a case by case basis.
Companions with recent COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms or exposure are not
considered “healthy” and will not be permitted to enter. Patients
are encouraged to use smartphones or other mobile devices to be able to
include loved ones during critical conversations with physicians.
The following will be required of individuals while inside Lynn Cancer
Face Masks continue to be required at all times for all persons, as we
continue to care for a patient population that is more vulnerable than
the general public.
Social distancing within our facilities. If there is not enough space to
maintain appropriate social distance, visitors may be asked to wait in
a designated area until the patient’s appointment is complete.
Beyond these examples, visitor permission may be granted by the patient
care team on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions will be made for pediatrics,
oncology and other special circumstances.