NCH expands visiting hours due to decline in COVID cases

Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-02 23:41:01-05

NAPLES, Fla. — NCH has announced that the visiting hours at both NCH Baker and NCH North Naples Hospitals will be expanded for the convenience of our patients and their loved ones starting Wednesday, March 3.

The hours reflect the decline in cases.

Visiting hours will now begin at 9 am and end at 6 pm daily.

Additionally, patients may now have two visitors at a time for general and critical care areas.

The following visitation guidelines remain in place:

All visitors to the hospital must practice social distancing and will be required to complete a screening process and sanitize their hands with alcohol-based gel before visitation.

No visitation is allowed for anyone who has respiratory symptoms including coughing, runny nose, fever, congestion, shortness of breath, chest pain with inspiration.

Individuals who are ill, have a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19 should refrain from visiting.

All visitors are required to wear a hospital-supplied face mask at all times while on campus. Visitors who violate this policy may be asked to leave the facility.

To reduce the risk of spreading a contagious disease, COVID-19 patients or patients requiring airborne precautions are restricted to compassionate care visitation only.

General visitation is limited to two visitors per patient at a time.

Visitation is limited to the patient’s room.

Common gathering rooms such as family rooms and surgical waiting areas are not available at this time.

Visitors are not allowed in the cafeteria.

No visitors under the age of 12.