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CHH Easing Some Visitor COVID-19 Restrictions Effective Feb. 13

February 11, 2021

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has updated its visitor policy which continues to be affected by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective Saturday, Feb.13:

Visitors Allowed for COVID-Negative Patients

Inpatient floors (4, 5, 6) and ICU areas Monday through Saturday, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

One visitor is allowed at a time for a one hour visit and only one visitor is allowed per double occupancy room. Visitors may experience a wait time at the front lobby area.

For the Maternity Floor 3, one support person is allowed to be present from arrival for birth to transition home.

Escorts may accompany patients for surgical/procedural, laboratory and blood drawing, radiology and physician office visits.

Visitors are NOT allowed:

Emergency Department or in COVID-19 positive areas until further notice due to space constraints and limited social distancing availability. Special exceptions for hospitalized patients may be made at the discretion of clinical leadership.

Behavioral Health Unit: Limited clinical exceptions may be made per Medical Provider.

This policy change applies to the Main Hospital building. The CHH campus Medical Office Building at 538 Litchfield St. and all other CHH off-site facilities and provider practices including the Center for Cancer Care are not affected at this time.

All incoming patients/escorts coming through the main entrance must have a health screening, temperature check and wear a face mask. Any visitor/escort who has traveled to Connecticut travel advisory-listed states will not be permitted to remain on site.

Patients with disabilities who receive care may also have a designated support person present with them to support their disability needs. A support person(s) must screen negative before entering.

Individuals are asked not to visit the hospital if they are ill or have symptoms of cold or flu.

No visitors are allowed under the age of 16. Exceptions may be made for End of Life.

Current Entrance Restrictions

  • OPEN: Emergency Department is OPEN 24/7 to patients ONLY.
  • OPEN: Main Front Entrance is OPEN to patients, vendors and visitors ONLY. All individuals will be health screened and have their temperature taken.
  • OPEN: Turner Coe Annex Entrance is OPEN to patients and their escorts ONLY. All patients will be health screened and have their temperature taken.
  • OPEN: Outpatient/Blood Draw Entrance is OPEN for Quest Diagnostics/Blood Drawing and patient pickup. All Patients will be health screened and temperature checked.

For more information, visit dedicated coronavirus websites in English here and in Spanish here.

You may also call our 24-hour coronavirus hotline at 860.972.8100 or toll-free at 833.621.0600.