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UPDATED COVID 19 VISITATION POLICY

01/18/2022

VISITATION POLICY

Due to the current increase in Covid-19 and in an effort to protect our patients, staff and community, general visitation at all One Brooklyn hospitals and ambulatory care centers is suspended as of Monday, January 10, 2022.

We understand that this a difficult time for patients and families. We thank you for helping us keep everyone safe. Visitation will BE ALLOWED ONLY in the following circumstances:

  • Family members or legal representatives of patients in end-of-life situations
  • One parent or guardian per patient on the Brookdale Pediatric Unit
  • One parent per new born on the Brookdale Maternity Unit
  • Support persons for patients with disabilities who require assistance
  • Surgical patients’ visitors must leave after the check-in process and return when patients are ready for pick up.

Visitors allowed under the exceptions listed above must comply with the following:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Wear a surgical mask. The OBH hospitals or centers will provide a surgical mask or KN95 if needed to all patients and “Approved” visitors upon arrival. Masks must be worn at all times, covering the mouth and nose. Visitors who fail to wear a surgical mask or KN95 and other PPE properly will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Undergo symptom screening and a temperature check upon entry into the facility. If the visitor’s temperature is 100 degrees F or greater, the visitor will not be allowed.
  • Show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID PCR test collected within 72 hours of the visit date.
  • Not have had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 over the last 14 days or not had COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days.
  • Please note the OBH visitation policy will be adjusted as needed to ensure the safety of our staff, patients, visitors, and community