Middlesex Health Closes to Visitors at All Locations
MIDDLETOWN — Effective December 31, all Middlesex Health service locations, including Middlesex Hospital, outpatient locations and ambulatory settings, will be closed to visitors — with a few exceptions.
- Visitors making compassionate care visits
- Patients with disabilities may have a designated support person to support their disability needs
- Birthing partners for Pregnancy and Birth Center patients
- Parents, guardians or one designated support person for patients under the age of 18
- Clergy visits (Members of the clergy should not visit patients who are on special respiratory precautions unless it is a compassionate visit.)
Visitors arriving under these special circumstances may visit 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If they arrive when the hospital lobby is closed, they should go to the Emergency Department main entrance.
Regardless of whether they are vaccinated, anyone visiting under these special circumstances must wear a face mask at all times while at any Middlesex Health facility, including in patient rooms. Visitors in patients’ rooms who are found not wearing their masks will be asked to leave the facility. There are no exceptions to this rule. All visitors will also be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival. Individuals must also be 16 or older unless granted special permission from Middlesex Health.
Middlesex Health is restricting visitors because of the prevalence of COVID-19 in Connecticut.
As a reminder, in lieu of in-person visits, patients and their families may opt to communicate virtually. The use of FaceTime or Google Duo on personal devices is encouraged. Using Zoom on health system iPads may also be an option.
For more information about Middlesex Health’s revised visitor policy, visit MiddlesexHealth.org/visitorpolicy.
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