COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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.

All visitors are required to remain masked at all times when on Cedars-Sinai property, even when in a patient's room. In an effort to enforce this critical pandemic precaution, visitors are not allowed to eat or drink indoors at any time, including in lobbies, public areas or inpatient rooms. Exceptions will be made in the following inpatient areas: Labor & Delivery, Post-Partum, NICU and Pediatrics.

Effective immediately and until further notice, we are restricting outside food delivery to our patients.

If you have a family member or loved one currently receiving inpatient care at a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center facility, we encourage you to use electronic communications, such as FaceTime and Skype, as often as possible. Our staff members are always available to help coordinate these virtual visits.

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

Non-COVID-19 inpatient visitation is as follows:

  • Intensive Care Units: Up to two unique, healthy visitors from the same household as the patient at the same time per day between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. If visitors are not from the same household, then only one will be allowed per day.
  • Medical and Surgical Units: Up to two unique, healthy visitors from the same household as the patient at the same time per day between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. If visitors are not from the same household, then only one will be allowed per day.
  • Labor and Delivery: Two unique visitors in addition to one doula/labor support person during labor and delivery only.
  • Maternal-Fetal Care Unit and Postpartum: One unique visitor, 24 hours/day. One additional visitor is allowed during standard visiting hours.
  • Pediatrics: One pair of parents/guardians, 24 hours/day
  • NICU: One pair of parents/guardians, 24 hours/day
  • End-of-life Patients Who Are Not COVID-19 Positive or Suspected: Up to two unique visitors per day, 24 hours/day
  • COVID-Recovered Patients (as indicated by a clinical team): Up to two unique, healthy visitors from the same household as the patient at the same time per day between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. If visitors are not from the same household, then only one will be allowed per day.

Visitors are not allowed for patients with moderate or high suspicion of having COVID-19, unless a clinical team has determined the patient is considered end of life. In that case, will be allowed one visitor per day for two hours.

Additional Considerations:

  • Pediatric Surgery: Two visitors allowed for all inpatient and outpatient pediatric surgery patients under 18, before, during and after surgery. Please note: if a pediatric patient is admitted to the hospital following surgery, visitor guidelines will then default to the above inpatient visitor policy.
  • 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: Up to two unique, healthy companions before and during surgery. Then all companions are subject to the same inpatient restrictions OR up to two unique, healthy companions for outpatients in recovery and preparing for discharge.
  • 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 complex medical condition requiring discussion, or a visit involving a procedure when able to be accommodated

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