COVID-19 Visitor Policy Updates

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff are our top priority. We continue to evaluate our visitor policy to allow more people to safely visit their loved one while receiving care.

All visitors must pass a health screening and temperature check upon arrival. Visitors to any Cedars-Sinai facility are also required to wear masks at all times, maintain physical distancing, practice hand hygiene and stay in the patient’s room while visiting.

Do not visit a patient if you have:
  • A fever above 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny nose or sneezing, chills, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, body aches, sore throat, diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell
  • Been exposed to COVID-19
Inpatient Areas
  • Intensive Care Units: One visitor between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Medical and Surgical Units: One visitor between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
  • Labor and Delivery: One visitor 24 hours per day
  • Pediatrics and NICU: One set of parents/guardians 24 hours per day
  • End-of-Life Patients who do not have or are not suspected of COVID-19: Up to two visitors per day, 24 hours/day

Visitors are not allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19, unless a clinical team has determined the patient is considered end of life. End-of-life patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be allowed one visitor per day for two hours.

Additional Considerations:

  • Patients may designate the same or a different visitor(s) each day.
  • Exceptions to the visitor policy and visitor time limits may be made for patients with compassionate care needs or developmental or cognitive impairments. For questions about exceptions, ask for the charge nurse.
Outpatient Areas
  • Emergency Room: One visitor 24 hours per day
  • Infusion Areas: Visitor accommodations are based on ability to maintain appropriate physical distancing. Please check with the clinic prior to your appointment.
  • Same-day Surgery: One visitor before, during and after surgery
  • Imaging: One visitor is allowed for patients under the age of 18 or for patients who need physical assistance.
  • Doctor Appointments and Urgent Care Centers: One visitor is allowed for the following:
    • Patients under the age of 18
    • Patients with physical, developmental or cognitive impairments, memory loss or confusion
    • Patients with a visit involving any new diagnosis or medical condition requiring discussion

Visitors are not allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19 at any of our outpatient locations.

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