Cooley Dickinson Hospital Announces Updated Visitor Policy

NORTHAMPTON — Cooley Dickinson Hospital announced its updated visitor policy. Hospital inpatients are allowed two adult (age 18 and older) visitors per day between the hours of noon to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

For the inpatient Behavioral Health unit, one visitor per day is allowed Monday through Friday from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., and weekends and holidays from 2 to 5 p.m.

Visitors are required to wear a facility-issued mask, and are asked to clean their hands often and maintain physical distancing.

The policy applies to visitors for inpatients who are not on enhanced respiratory isolations, with restrictions related to screening and visitation hours.

All Emergency Department (ED) patients are allowed one adult visitor. The hospital requests that the same visitor stay with the patient throughout the patient’s ED visit.

Surgical Day Care, Endoscopy, and Cardiovascular Interventional Suite patients are allowed one adult visitor. Visitors can wait in the Kittredge Surgery Center waiting area. At this time, visitors are not allowed in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit.