Waterbury Hospital Updates Visitor Guidelines

Waterbury Hospital Updates Visitor Guidelines
May 19, 2021

At Waterbury HEALTH we value the healing quality of patient visitation. Our policy allows for visitation with a few limitations to keep patients, visitors and our colleagues safe while providing a healing environment. The following visitor guidelines apply at Waterbury Hospital:

  • Two visitor per patient for hospital patients (Medical/Surgical floors/ICU)
  • Two visitors per patient in Family Birthing Center
  • Two visitors per patient in the ED
  • Two visitors per patient in Outpatient Surgery/Outpatient procedures
  • One visitor is allowed in the Behavioral Health Unit
  • No visitors allowed:
  • COVID-19-positive or PUI patients
  • Under the age of 16

Additional Guidelines:

  • All visitors must screen negative for COVID-19 (by answering a questionnaire and having a temperature
    check)
  • All visitors must wear appropriate facemasks at all times, (masks are provided to those who do not have one)
  • All visitors must maintain physical distancing.

Thank you for your cooperation!

NOTE: Per Connecticut’s Department of Public Health rule dated June 15, 2019 (Sections 19-13-D3 (Shortterm
hospitals, general and special), visitors are allowed for patients who need assistance due to the
specifics of their disability and may have one designated support person with them to support
their disability-related needs. If hospitalized for more than one day, two support people may be
permitted, provided only one support person be present at a time. Any such support person must be
asymptomatic for, or not have previously been confirmed positive for, COVID-19. For more information,
please visit the State’s website to view the full order.