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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

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Visiting Hours and Guidelines

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Last Updated: September 2, 2021

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Children’s National is taking extra steps to protect our patients, families and staff:

  • We screen patients and parents, caregivers, family members and visitors for the following COVID-19 symptoms at our Welcome Desks and check-in areas at all locations: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and/or respiratory symptoms. Any individual with signs/symptoms of infection are prohibited to visit.
  • Up to 2 people can accompany one patient to an outpatient appointment. For inpatient visits, a maximum of 4 individuals may visit the patient. Siblings under 12 years of age may not visit at this time.
  • For the health and safety of our patients, families and staff, masks are required in all Children’s National facilities. Read more about our mask policy. For guidance on what masks to use, please refer to the CDC guidelines.
  • Due to limited space, we ask that only 1 adult/caregiver accompany their child to the Emergency Department, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine.
  • The visitation for patients with suspected or COVID-19 infection is limited to one designated parent or caregiver who must be able to remain in the patient’s room for the entire visit.

Please read the specifics below, as we continue to evaluate and adjust the visitor policy to ensure the safety of patients, families and staff. While the decision to restrict our visitation policy was difficult, we thank you for helping us keep our community safe.

COVID-19 Family and Caregiver Visitation Policy

Additional Information for Visitors

Children's National Hospital and its affiliates do not restrict or deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.