COVID-19 Update, December 4: Visitor Restrictions in Response to COVID-19 Resurgence

The new rules, which prohibit most visitors aside from specific exceptions, are effective immediately for Mid Coast Hospital locations and Mid Coast Medical Group practices and clinics.

In response to the increase in community spread of COVID-19, Mid Coast Hospital is limiting visitors beginning Friday, December 4.

These visitor restrictions are being made to protect the health and safety of patients and employees of Mid Coast Hospital. They apply to all hospital, medical practices, Walk-In Clinic, and Emergency Department locations.

Under the new policy, no visitors will be permitted at Mid Coast Hospital except in the following circumstances or as arranged by the care team:

  • Inpatient/Critical Care: No visitors except as needed for care plan discussions.
  • Emergency Department: No visitors allowed in the waiting rooms.
  • Pediatrics: Patients may be accompanied by two parents/guardians.
  • Obstetrics: One support person/coach.
  • End-of-Life Patients: Up to four family members allowed to visit patients likely to pass away within 24 hours.
  • Outpatient Surgery, Procedural Areas, Ambulatory/Diagnostic Areas: Patients should come alone or arrange for drop-off and pick-up unless they need special assistance.

Patients in any care setting who need help, such as with mobility or communications with the care team about their medical history or care, may be assisted by an adult escort to provide the needed assistance or support, with such necessity to be determined by the care team.

For the full policy, please visit: www.mainehealth.org/Patients-Visitors/Visitor-Restrictions.