VISITOR RESTRICTIONS & SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

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Even though masks are no longer required in most indoor settings, the states of Oregon and Washington still require masks to be worn in health care facilities.

Learn more about masking requirements

Visitor restrictions

Updated 5/26/2022 – We understand limiting visitors is difficult for everyone. Thank you for understanding as we work to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.

It is recommended — but not required — that all visitors and support persons be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 within the past 72 hours.

Visitor rules

  • Visitors must be age 18 or older.
  • All visitors must pass a COVID-19 screening, wear a mask, wash hands and stay six feet apart.
  • Visitors who tested positive for COVID-19 can visit 10-days after the start of their symptoms.
  • Visitors must wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) as instructed.

These rules apply to all visitors, including those who are fully vaccinated. Visitors who do not follow these rules will be required to leave.

Adult patients

  • Two (2) visitors, age 18 or older who pass a COVID-19 health screening may visit.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed in the patient’s room at one time. Additional visitors must wait outside the facility.
  • Includes hospitalized patients, outpatients, patients in clinics and the emergency room.
  • For information about patients with disabilities, end of life patients and COVID-19 positive patients see below.

Breast feeding patients on medical or surgical units are allowed two visitors. Must be the same two visitors for the entire stay. The baby, age three months or younger, is not considered a visitor.

Labor & Delivery patients

  • Two (2) visitors age 18 or older who pass a COVID-19 health screening are allowed while a patient is laboring, postpartum and antepartum.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed in the patient’s room at one time. Additional visitors must wait outside the facility.
  • Parents who are under the age of 18 may visit.
  • Visitors must wear the required PPE.
  • Surrogate or adoptive parents are allowed to provide infant care.
  • Doulas are part of the patient care team but must apply for a verified doula badge. A Legacy verified doula is allowed in addition to the visitors. 

Pediatric & NICU patients

  • Two (2) visitors, who do not have signs or symptoms of illness may visit.
  • This includes visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had an exposure in the last 10 
    days if they are asymptomatic.
  • Only two visitors will be allowed in the patient’s room at one time. Additional visitors must wait outside the facility.
  • The visitors must be age 18 or older. Exceptions are made for parents who are under the age of 18.
  • Visitors must wear required PPE.
  • For pediatric patients, these visitor guidelines include hospitalized patients, outpatients, patients in the emergency room and all pediatric outpatient clinics. 

Pediatric & NICU visitors with signs or symptoms of illness

  • If one parent or direct caregiver has signs or symptoms of illness and the other does not, only the 
    parent or direct caregiver without signs or symptoms of illness can visit.
  • If both parents have signs or symptoms of illness, then they may choose one parent/direct caregiver to 
    visit.
  • The second parent or direct caregiver may visit once they have mild symptoms that are 
    controllable and are 24 hours post fever.
Hospital support persons
  • Adult patients with disabilities who have designated support persons are limited to one (1) support person at a time, regardless of COVID-19 status. The support person is in addition to the allowed visitors. Both the visitors and support person can be in the patient room at the same time.
  • Pediatric patients can have one (1) support person plus their allowed visitors. The allowed visitors and support person can be in the patient room at the same time.
  • Support persons may change out during the patient’s hospital stay and must follow Legacy Health’s safety standards. Learn more
End of life patients
  • Up to 8 designated visitors may visit a patient at end of life who is not COVID-19 positive or is not being evaluated for COVID-19.
  • Up to 2 designated visitors may visit a patient at end of life who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is being evaluated for COVID-19.
  • Visitors are limited to 2 visitors at one time in the room.
  • Minors can be a designated visitor of an end of life patient.

COVID-19 positive patients and patients being evaluated for COVID-19

Patients who are positive for COVID-19 or being evaluated for COVID-19 will not be allowed visitors unless:

  • Patient is in labor or with a new baby.
  • Patient is with end-of-life care.
  • Patient is under 18 years old.

One (1) designated visitor will be allowed for the exceptions noted above. This visitor must be the same person for the entire hospital stay and pass a health screening.

Hospital entrance restrictions

    Use of common areas

    Legacy Health waiting rooms, gift shops, chapels, cafes and cafeterias are open. While in these areas, wear a mask, stay six feet apart and follow the posted number of maximum occupants.

    Patient pets

    No animals except for service animals are allowed at this time. The restriction includes pet therapy animals.

    Health screening

    We are screening each person entering a Legacy facility for COVID-19 symptoms, such as:

    • Fever
    • Runny nose
    • New cough
    • Sore throat
    • New shortness of breath
    • Body aches or chills 

    Here are a few ways family and friends can connect with patients during this time.

    • Use FaceTime, Skype or other video chats to connect.
    • Talk on the phone, if even just for a few minutes can make everyone feel connected.
    • Use chat to share memes and the latest news.
    • Schedule Google Hangouts for the whole family.

    Classes & events

    • Legacy Health is not holding in person classes until further notice. See a list of upcoming virtual classes and events.
    • For updates on Legacy Health’s Office of Philanthropy & Community Engagement events, please click here