Visitor Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic
Beth Israel Lahey Health has taken a number of steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in order keep our patients and staff safe. Please review our updated visitor policy below. Additional COVID-19 resources, including information on testing and vaccination, can be found here.
As COVID-19 cases have declined in the community and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 remain low, BID Milton is returning to more conventional guidance for inpatient visitors and patient escorts in ambulatory and procedural areas.
The following visitor guidelines are effective Wednesday April 13, 2022.
Visiting Hours: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Inpatient Visitor Age
The minimum age for visitors to inpatient units has been lowered to 12 years of age. Younger children who are without symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 may visit a hospitalized parent or sibling.
Patient Escorts in Ambulatory/Procedural Areas
Patients are now allowed up to 2 visitors beyond essential escorts to accompany them to ambulatory appointments and procedures. Escorts and visitors must be without COVID-19 symptoms or exposure.
An essential escort is a special type of patient escort who is critical to patient care and has been permitted throughout the pandemic.
Emergency department patients are allowed 1 visitor.