Visitation Restrictions at Grady Health System

Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, effective August 10, 2021, Grady Health System will update visitation for inpatients, outpatients, and those in our Emergency Room. We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to keep your loved ones safe and healthy and protect Grady workers caring for our patients. 

  • In-patients or patients in the ER can have two visitors per day BUT only one may visit at a time.
  • Visiting hours are from Noon until 8 p.m. each day.
  • No visitors are allowed for patients diagnosed with or under investigation for COVID-19, except for end of life.
  • In the case of end of life, visitation can happen at any time and nursing leaders will determine the number of visitors.
  • Neonatal ICU (NICU) patients may have two visitors who must be the same visitors throughout the patient’s stay. However, there can be only one visitor at a time at the bedside and only one visitor per day. Exceptions in NICU:
    •   First Day of Admission – During the first 24 hours, two visitors are allowed, either both parents or the mother and the mother’s birth support person.
    •   Breastfeeding/Breast Milk Provision – The mother and father may visit the infant on the same day.
  • One support person may attend outpatient visits ONLY if needed for the patient’s physical or emotional health.
  • One visitor is allowed for patients having ambulatory surgery or procedure requiring anesthesia, infusion center, or OB appointments.
  • Patients with appointments must not bring children to their appointment and must reschedule the appointment if childcare is not possible.
  • All visitors, vendors, delivery drivers, etc., must pass the health screen and wear a visitor sticker to show they have passed.
  • Visitors are asked to adhere to social distancing guidelines and remain in the patient’s room as much as possible.
  • Visitors are not permitted in hallways on the patient floors unless directed by the care team.
  • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older, except for end of life.
  • All visitors must wear a face covering at all times – including inside patient rooms.

​The designated Grady executive or administrator on call must approve any exceptions to the visitation policy.
Grady Health System reserves the right to change the visitation policy at any time.​

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