New Visitation Guidelines Effective August 13, 2021

Out of an abundance of caution, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, visitors, and staff, Glens Falls Hospital has instated the following visitation guidelines effective Friday, August 13, 2021, with updates as noted below:

  • Visiting hours are 11am-8pm, seven days per week.
  • Each patient may have two unique visitors. Once a visitor leaves, they will not be allowed to re-enter until the following day during regular visiting hours.
  • Visitors must be age 12 and older.
  • Visitors will enter only through the West Entrance where they will be greeted and screened by security by answering a series of COVID exposure questions and if they recently had a fever.
    • Visitors must wear a mask at all times and should bring their own personal mask.
    • Visitors will be asked to use hand sanitizer at the screening station and practice good hand hygiene for the duration of their visit.
  • The visitor must remain in the patient’s room for the entirety of their visit.
  • UPDATED ON 10/28/2021:  Visitors may bring in food or drink for patients, if permitted by the patient’s care team.  However, in order to abide by current masking precautions, visitors may not eat or drink in patient rooms at this time.
  • UPDATED ON 10/26/2021:  At the Joyce Stock Snuggery, expectant mothers may have two unique visitors- this includes a spouse/support person as well as a doula.  The spouse/support person is welcome anytime for the duration of the mother’s and baby’s hospital stay, otherwise visiting hours in the Snuggery are 11am-1:30pm and 3:30pm-8pm.
  • Patients in the Emergency Department will be allowed to have one unique visitor. If patient is in a shared space, no visitor will be allowed.
  • On the day of discharge from an inpatient stay, one visitor may accompany the patient for the discharge process outside of visiting hours.
  • One visitor will be allowed for outpatient testing areas and physician offices/off site locations (or two for pediatric patients) for the duration of a patient’s stay outside of visiting hours.
  • No visitors will be allowed in the Cancer Treatment Center or the Infusion center.
  • Visitors for patients who are receiving same-day surgical and procedural treatments may accompany them during admission and rejoin them for the discharge process.

 

Please understand that some patients may be excluded from visitation due to their medical condition or safety requirements. Additionally, those who do not follow the visitation guidelines will be asked to leave. We thank you for your cooperation!

Visitation for special areas related to pediatric patients, patients for whom a support person has been determined to be essential to the care of the patient, and patients in imminent end-of-life and compassionate exceptions remain unchanged.