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Updated 8/3/21

Effective August 3rd, Emory Healthcare is moving to Tier 2 for visitation to best protect the health and safety of our patients and health care workers.


  • All visitors must wear a mask covering their mouth and nose at all times (including patient rooms) regardless of vaccination status.
  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms or a recent diagnosis of COVID-19 and must wear a visitor sticker.
  • Only one visitor is allowed for the duration of a patient’s inpatient stay. Exceptions can be discussed as needed with the clinical team.
  • No visitors under 16 years old are allowed.
  • No visitors will be permitted for patients diagnosed with or under investigation for COVID-19.
  • Additional visitors may be allowed for patients receiving hospice or end-of-life care upon approval of the clinical team.
  • Emory Healthcare reserves the right to change the Visitation Policy at any time for the health and safety of our patients and team members.
  • Family, friends, and loved ones are encouraged to use electronic devices to connect with patients.

Location Visitation Policy
Inpatient & Critical Care Units
1 Care Partner
Neonatal Intensive Care Units & Special Care Nurseries   
2 Care Partners
Hospital Surgery and Procedural Areas, including Cath/EP 1 Visitor for registration & discharge only
Inpatient Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery
2 Care Partners, one of which may be a birth assistant
Outpatient Obstetrics
1 Visitor
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
1 Visitor
Outpatient Infusion
1 Visitor
Imaging Tests & Procedures
By Exception Only
Outpatient Areas, including Lab
By Exception Only
Emergency Departments
By Exception Only
End of Life & Hospice Care
2+ Care Partners - speak with clinical team

Due to the potential increased presence of COVID-19, no Care Partners are allowed at the following Emory Healthcare locations:

  • Wesley Woods Acute Respiratory Clinic
  • Wesley Woods Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Center
  • Northlake COVID testing facility