In an effort to continue to provide exceptional patient- and family-centered care, AU Health has updated its family presence policy for patients and families in the medical center and at Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
Two individuals may now be at the patient’s bedside, and those individuals may change out with others as long as the patient does not have COVID-19 or is not severely immunocompromised.
At Children’s, two individuals may be at the patient’s bedside and may now change out with two additional identified support persons, such as grandparents.
For now, support persons must be at least 18 or older. In rare circumstances, exceptions may be made with unit leadership or nursing supervisor.
All guests must continue to wear masks or face coverings while in the facility.