CAMC Masking Policy
The CDC recently issued an updated recommendation that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance. However, this guidance does not apply to health care settings (e.g., hospitals, long-term care, doctors’ offices).
Based on this revised CDC guidance, CAMC continues to require masks in ALL CAMC buildings (elevators, hallways, lobbies, waiting areas, common areas of nursing units, patient rooms, exam rooms, etc.) for the protection of patients and staff.
Skip the lines!
Automated Patient/Visitor Screening
CAMC is proud to announce a quicker way for you to get into its facilities. Patients and visitors may use complete part of the screening process before coming to CAMC. Simply use a code reader app or your smart phone’s camera to scan this code and answer the questions.
or by visiting this link.
When you get to CAMC, just show your phone to the greeters so they can verify you’ve completed the questions. They’ll take your temperature and you’re in! The entry code is valid up to 1 hour after you’ve completed the screening questions. This pre-screening questionnaire is optional. You may still wait in line and answer the screening questions in person if you prefer.
Visitation Restrictions and Information
- Inpatient units: Two visitors per patient at a time at the bedside are allowed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- ICUs: Two visitors per patient at a time at the bedside are allowed from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 5 – 7 p.m.; and 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
- Visitors must leave the hospital between visiting hours and check out with the greeters to allow for visitors during the next visitation session.
- Lobbies are staffed by greeters until 9 p.m., visitors should arrive by 8:45 p.m. to ensure they can be screened to visit.
- Behavioral medicine: Two visitors per patient at a time are allowed from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
- ERs: Two adults may accompany a patient
- Outpatients, surgery and procedural areas: Two persons may accompany a patient
- Cancer Center: Two visitors / chemo infusion one visitor
- Labor/Delivery: One support person and one visitor are permitted during natural delivery
- Mother/Baby: One support person and two visitors from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- NICU: Parents/guardians may visit together between the hours of 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Pediatrics and PICU: One parent/guardian can stay bedside 24/7. A second parent/guardian may visit from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Visitors will be screened before being permitted to enter the hospital.
- Visitors must wear an appropriate mask during their visit.
- Visitors should wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or apply hand sanitizer upon entry and departure from patient rooms and the facility.
- Visitors may be asked to wait in vehicles if proper social distancing is not possible.
Visitors are encouraged to check out with the greeters when leaving, so the proper number of bedside visitors can be maintained. Greeters may call units to verify numbers of visitors to a patient.
Clergy are not considered to be a visitor.