Piedmont Newton Visitor Information

Care Partner Policy (Updated March 16, 2022)

To best support the mental and emotional wellbeing of our patients, care partner (i.e. a family member or caregiver) guidelines are as follows:

  • Two (2) care partners are permitted for an Emergency Department patient’s visit.
  • Two (2) care partners are permitted for procedures, surgeries, and when legal guardians need to accompany patients requiring assistance to navigate their visit in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Two (2) care partners will be allowed in the outpatient imaging departments, including for screening mammography, CT, MRI, and ultrasound.
  • Two (2) care partners are permitted in the Women’s Services, Labor & Delivery and Special Care Nursery departments.


Additional Guidance for Visitors

  • For most units, there are no age restrictions for visitors, although a minor does “count” toward the total number of permitted visitors. There is one exception: Siblings are the only minors permitted in Women’s Services and Labor & Delivery. Special Care Nursery does not permit minors at this time.
  • A patient’s visitor(s) may stay overnight with the patient, unless otherwise directed by a member of the care team.
  • When needed, a visitor may “swap out” to allow for another person to visit.


Safety Guidelines for Visitors

  • All care partners must wear a surgical or medical (e.g., KN95, N95) mask at all times when in the facility. Cloth masks will no longer be an option for patients, visitors or staff.
  • All care partners should follow respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette precautions.
  • Any person who has an increased risk from chronic conditions or comorbidities is advised not to visit and to instead use virtual means to connect with their loved one in the hospital.
  • Visitors are expected to exit the patient’s room while aerosol- generating procedures are in progress, due to the increased risk at this time.


Please understand that the decision to limit visitation to any of our patients was not made lightly. We strive to consistently deliver the safest, highest quality, patient-centered care and services to the community we are blessed to serve. We are committed to treating our patients and their visitors with the care and compassion that we would want for ourselves.


We encourage you to use digital resources connect with your loved ones in the hospital and to assist them in their care. Below are free resources that are available to use.

Virtual Visiting Resources


All workforce screened prior to start of workday/assigned shift at entrance, or upon reporting to their work unit/department, via temperature or via signs/symptoms quarantine screen that may include a temperature check as needed.

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