HARTFORD, Conn. — As a result of the declining COVID-19 numbers within its health ministries and local communities, Trinity Health Of New England has implemented updated visitation guidelines at each of its member hospitals, including Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. The updated visitor policy no longer requires proof of vaccination for visitors.
As part of the visitation policy update, the following will remain in effect until further notice:
• One adult visitor is allowed per patient, per day on inpatient units. For minors and neonates, two parents can visit per patient.
• One adult visitor is allowed for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Visitors are allowed during registration/intake and discharge/pickup only.
• No visitors are allowed for patients testing positive for COVID-19 or persons under investigation (PUI) patients except as outlined in compassionate-care circumstances.
• Do not visit if you have any symptoms of a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
In order to provide an environment that is as safe for patients, visitors, and colleagues as possible, visitors must pass a temperature screening, wear a face mask, and wear additional personal protection when asked by clinical staff. Physical distance must be maintained. Visitors must go directly to and from the patient room or designated area. No gathering is allowed in common or public areas.