SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Sarasota Memorial Hospital is lifting and changing COVID-19 restrictions.
Starting 1 pm Monday, Sept. 28, Sarasota Memorial will permit visitors for non-COVID-19 patients, with the following restrictions:
- Inpatients may have one visitor per day for a one-hour visit between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Critical Care patients may have one visitor per day for a 30-minute visit between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
- Emergency Care Center patients are allowed to have one visitor, who may accompany the patient to the ECC treatment room, or wait in the hospital’s main lobby and use a cell phone to communicate with the patient.
- Patients in surgical, procedural and testing areas may each have one support person (access limited to the first floor or in the designated waiting area).
- Two designated visitors (parents or caregivers) may visit Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients.
- Labor & Delivery patients may have one support person. In the event a mother is transferred to SMH, a certified doula or community midwife also will be permitted. One support person also may visit mothers and babies during their recovery stay in the Mother-Baby Unit.
- Visitors are not permitted for patients suspected of having COVID-19 or who have tested positive.
- Visitors are not permitted at the Bayside Center for Behavioral Health.
- The Sarasota Memorial Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Rand Boulevard is currently restricting visitation; please call 941-917-4950 for information or check the Nursing & Rehab Center’s page on smh.com for updates; click here.
Other visitor requirements:
- Visitors must be age 18 or older.
- Visitors must undergo a screening and temperature check.
- Visitors are required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times while in our facilities.
- Visitors must stay in the patient’s room for the duration of their visit.
- Vendor visits require advance hospital approval.