COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions - October 2020

UPDATED 11/6/20: Holland Hospital’s priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff and community. Both COVID-19 and the flu virus present very real challenges to our public health. As Ottawa County’s COVID-19 positivity rate nears 6% and hospitalizations continue to increase statewide, Holland Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions to minimize the spread and protect our staff and community.

Beginning Wednesday, October 28, 2020, no visitors will be allowed in the hospital with the following exceptions, until further notice:

  • Obstetric/Boven Birth Center patients are allowed one support person.
  • ICU patients are allowed one visitor. (Two visitors allowed during end-of-life circumstances.)
  • Special Care Nursery visits are limited to the birth parent and one ID-banded support person.
  • Patients under age 18 are allowed visits by both parents or a guardian.
  • Patients undergoing outpatient surgery or procedures are allowed one person with them.

In addition to visitor restrictions, the cafeteria will be closed to the public, but remain open to staff and approved visitors.

Holland Hospital continues to follow all guidelines and protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and local agencies.

  • All employees are screened for COVID-19 before entering Holland Hospital and Holland Hospital physician offices, and are required to follow hospital hygiene requirements; washing and/or sanitizing hands and wearing proper personal protection equipment at all times.
  • Patients receiving care at a Holland Hospital outpatient location or physician office are required to wear a mask, have their temperature checked, answer a series of health screening questions and follow all safety protocols like social distancing in waiting rooms.

Outpatient Locations

Patients are asked to come alone to their appointments, when possible. Only the patient may enter our outpatient facilities, physician offices or treatment areas, unless:

  • Patient is a minor.
  • Patient requires special assistance to enter/exit the facility or interpret medical information.
  • Patient lacks capacity and requires the guidance of a Legal Guardian or Representative.

Other than these exceptions, guests should not attend appointments with the patient.

It is important our community members also vigilantly work to keep themselves and others safe by continuing to wear a mask in public, stay at least six feet apart, avoid crowds, wash or sanitize hands regularly and get their flu shot.


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