Changes to Visitor Policy | Sturdy Memorial Hospital | Attleboro, MA

Published on June 17, 2020

Changes to Our Visitor Policy

Effective Wednesday, June 17, 2020 we will be modifying our visitor policy to allow one visitor per admitted and Emergency Department patient. Patients in the Hospital are most the most vulnerable to Coronavirus and we still encourage the use of alternative modes of communication rather than visiting in person.

When visiting the Hospital, please review the guidelines below:

  • Visitors for COVID-19 positive patients are still not permitted. Please continue to use alternative modes of communication.
  • No visitor will be allowed to visit if they have had cough, shortness of breath, fever (measured ≥100ºF or subjective), chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, or loss of taste or smell in the past 7 days.
  • No children under the age of 18 will be allowed to visit.
  • Patients are encouraged to identify one visitor for the duration of their admission.
  • Visiting hours are from 1 pm - 8 pm, 7 days a week.
  • All visitors arriving for patients on our nursing units must enter through the Main Lobby. Visitors for Emergency Department patients may enter through the ED and visitors for Surgical Day Care may enter through the SDC entrance.
  • Visitors are required to wear a mask.
  • All visitors will continue to be screened and have temperatures taken.
  • Inpatient visitors must check-in at the main lobby to ensure one visitor per patient. The visitor will be provided with a card that needs to be returned to the Main Lobby at the end of the visit.
  • There will be exceptions made on case-by-case basis for critically ill patients. Members of the patient's care team will discuss special requirements privately with families.
  • For maternity patients, the birthing partner may switch to allow another person to visit if the mother allows.
  • Non-essential vendors are still not routinely allowed.
  • The cafeteria remains closed to individuals not receiving care or visiting a patient.

Contact Public Relations & Marketing

Our business hours are Monday - Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. Reporters can call the office directly at 508-236-8020 to speak with a staff member during these hours. After hours, including weekends and holidays, reporters should call the hospital's main line at 508-222-5200. They, in turn, will notify the Public Relations staff person on call.