Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

March 18, 2021

Hospital Policies During COVID-19



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  • Visitor restriction policies varied significantly among the 70 largest US hospitals during the first 3 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. 65 of the hospitals had public-facing visitor restriction policies. While 49 of these policies had general “no-visitor” statements, 16 allowed at least 1 visitor to accompany all patients. 63 policies included exceptions to their visitor restriction policies, including allowing visitors to pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and emergency department settings.

Jaswaney et al. (Mar 12, 2021). Hospital Policies During COVID-19. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.