Area Hospitals Restrict Visitations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Hospitals across Miami-Dade and Broward have announced new visitation rules to protect patients and staff as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow in South Florida. Most hospitals are now limiting the number of visitors and screening them when they go inside their facilities.

Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • Visiting hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. until further notice.
  • Patients are allowed only one visitor per day.
  • Overnight guests are not encouraged but some exceptions can be granted by care staff.
  • All visitors will be screened and issued a visitor badge.
  • Visitors who do not meet screening criteria will be restricted from the facilities.

Broward Health

  • Visitations are suspended at this time.
  • Pediatric patients will be allowed one authorized adult at a time to visit in 12-hour increments.
  • Maternity patients will also be allowed one guest during labor, followed by one guest from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Considerations are also being made on a hospital basis for visitation with end-on-life patients.
  • Visits by phone or video are encouraged.
  • Guests should expect a question-based screening and temperature check to ensure they meet current visitor criteria.


  • The University of Miami is limiting the number of visitors entering its hospital and clinics.
  • For inpatients: Each patient is allowed one healthy visitor per day and it is recommended that it is the same visitor each day.
  • Patients who are coming to any UHealth facility for an appointment are limited to bringing only one healthy person with them.
  • All guests will be greeted and asked screening questions when they arrive. 
  • No one under the age of 15 will be permitted to visit on the inpatient floor or cancer facility unless they are a patient.
  • Additional information:

Kendall Regional Medical Center

  • Limiting entry into hospitals and clinics so anyone who enters into patient care areas can be carefully screened, and masks can be provided to those who need them.
  • Every employee, caregiver, and physician has been asked to follow a self-screening procedure.
  • Additional Information:

Baptist Health South Florida

  • Hospital visitors will be limited to one person, age 18 or older, per patient.
  • Visiting hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Exceptions will be made in the pediatric, maternity and neonatal intensive care units. 
  • All visitors will be screened for cold and flu like symptoms.
  • Until further notice, all non-essential visitors are restricted from entering Miami Cancer Institute or Lynn Cancer Institute.
  • Additional Information:

Jackson Health

  • Visitors will be asked about their recent travel history, physical symptoms, and interactions with others who may be positive for COVID-19. 
  • Visitors, with the exception of emergency rooms, may be denied entry and required to leave the facility based upon these criteria. Visitors may also be required to have their temperature taken before entering.
  • All visitors must be at least 12 years old. Children age 11 and younger will not be admitted unless approved by a hospital administrator.
  • Hospital patients may have up to two healthy visitors, who may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Children and patients in maternity, emergency, or intensive-care units may have one healthy visitor stay overnight, and it should be the same visitor every day.
  • Patients at Jackson Health's physician practices, clinics, and testing areas may bring one healthy guest to escort them, and that guest will be asked to stay in the waiting area.
  • Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or are awaiting test results will not be allowed to have visitors. Hospital administrators can make exceptions under special circumstances.
  • Patients at Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital are not allowed to have visitors.
  • Parents may continue visiting their children in the facility, and other exceptions can be requested to hospital administration for special circumstances.
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