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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Updated Sept. 6, 2021

Community transmission of COVID is “substantial”

Likely, you’re aware that the number of reported cases in Washington state has been trending upward since early July 2021. These metrics for King County and metrics for Snohomish County aid in understanding COVID-19 activity our area. They help guide us in determining when action is needed to control the spread.

In response to high transmission rates in King and Snohomish Counties, EvergreenHealth and EvergreenHealth Monroe have adjusted their visitor policies.

Visitor policy changes - effective Sept. 7, 2021

  • At this time, children under age 18 are not allowed as visitors in our hospitals.
  • Hospital inpatients may have 1 visitor per day. The visitor may leave the building for a meal or to return to the car, but we ask that they limit their trips in and out.
  • Kirkland’s OB/GYN Care Coral & Tan; Midwifery Care: Patients may have 1 support person age 18 or older from the same household for the first OB visit, 12-week ultrasound, 20-week ultrasound, or any critical clinical decision-making visits.
  • At this time, children under 18 may not visit the Family Maternity Center, NICU or Pediatric Unit.

No changes to:

  • EHMG primary care, urgent care, specialty care
  • Hospice Care Center
  • EvergreenHealth Monroe outpatient clinics – Wound Care, Anticoagulation, PT/OT
Our current visitor policy is as follows:

Hospital patients, emergency department, surgical and imaging patients

  • Visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (24 hours for Emergency Department)

  • Hospital inpatients may have 1 visitor per day The visitor may leave the building for a meal or to return to the car, but we ask that they limit their trips in and out.

  • 2 visitors at a time for patients who are at the end of life.

  • 0 visitors for COVID-19 positive patients or patients under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19

  • A visitor may be asked to leave a patient’s room during certain procedures, for the visitor’s safety.

  • Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit.

  • Visitors may visit Café 128, where we ask that they follow the social distancing guidelines within the café.

  • Visitors should travel only to and from their destination and not linger within the facility, for absolute safety.

  • Visitors must check-in upon entry and check-out upon leaving.

  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon entry.

Children's visitor policy

At this time, children under 18 may not visit our hospital unless they are the patient.

EHMG primary care, urgent care, specialty care

Generally, EHMG patients may have one adult visitor (over 18). Individual practices may have specific visitor restrictions due to patient population and waiting room space in respect to social distancing. Each practice reserves the right to ask visitors to wait in the car, for absolute safety.

Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of the visit and travel only to and from the patient’s destination.

All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon entry.

OB/GYN Care Coral & Tan; Midwifery Care

  • 0 visitors for routine appointments; patients may bring newborns to postpartum visits. Partner participation is welcome via FaceTime or speakerphone.

  • 1 support person age 18 or older from the same household for the first OB visit, 12-week ultrasound, 20-week ultrasound, or any critical clinical decision-making visits.

  • Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of the visit and travel only to and from the patient’s destination.

  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon entry.

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Generally, MFM patients may have one adult visitor (over 18). Individual practices may have specific visitor restrictions due to patient population and waiting room space in respect to social distancing. Each practice reserves the right to ask visitors to wait in the car, for absolute safety.

Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of the visit and travel only to and from the patient’s destination.

All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon entry.

Family Maternity Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatrics

  • 2 visitors for obstetric inpatients – two (2) consistent, healthy adult visitors (partner and birth support) may be present when in the Family Maternity Center. At this time, children under 18 may not visit the Family Maternity Center.

  • 2 visitors for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – two (2) consistent, healthy adult family members may be present. At this time, children under 18 may not visit the NICU.

  • 2 visitors for pediatric patients under age 18 – two (2) consistent, healthy adult family members may be present. At this time, children under 18 may not visit the Pediatric Unit unless they are the patient.

  • Visitors must wear a mask for the duration of the visit.

  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms upon entry.

Hospice Center

  • The Hospice Care Center still has visitor restrictions in place. All visitors will be screened for symptoms at the front desk.
  • All non-COVID, non-PUI patients may have two (2) visitors in the building at a time. Any additional visitors will need to wait outside or in their car.
  • All visitors must remain masked for the duration of their visit. If a visitor fails to wear a mask, visiting privileges may be revoked.
  • Visitors are encouraged to eat and drink outside the building, but also have the option to use our family meal area if needed. Maximum of two families (2 visitors per family; 4 visitors total) in the area at a time.
  • Additional visitors may visit outside the patient window.

~ Visitors are asked to check in at the front desk before proceeding to the window/patio area.
~ Windows may be opened to facilitate communication.
~ Only five (5) visitors at a time outside the window.

  • Visitors may also choose to have virtual visits, and staff are available to facilitate with the use of tablets.

Visitor screening for COVID-19

Every patient and visitor will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Those who are experiencing any symptoms will be asked to practice good hand hygiene and travel only to and from their destination during their visit. Visitors with symptoms should not enter the facility unless they are the patient with a clinic visit to be seen by a provider. The clinic should be notified that a symptomatic patient will be coming. (Please note: Once per shift, we screen all hospital employees.)

Because screenings will only take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., we kindly request that visitors visit during that time period. After 7 p.m., the only open entrances/exits will be the Emergency Department entrance (open 24 hours a day) and the Family Maternity Center entrance (open 24 hours a day for maternity patients).

Screenings will take place at the following entrances:

map of screening locations
Screening locations.
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  • Emergency Department (entrance open 24/7)
  • Family Maternity Center (entrance open 24/7 for maternity patients)
  • ED Auditorium Lobby
  • Silver Main Entrance
  • Blue Main Entrance
  • 2nd Floor Tan Entrance
  • 4th Floor Tan Entrance
  • Hospice Care Center
  • All EvergreenHealth medical clinics during business hours (primary, urgent and specialty care)

Please note: All other entrances/exits will be closed and will have signs directing patients and visitors to our open entrances.