Effective January 6, 2022, visitors and escorts are not permitted at Northern Light Mercy facilities, except under the following circumstances:
One parent/guardian allowed per day as patient condition allows.
One support person, plus a doula during labor and delivery, as patient condition allows.
One parent/guardian for pediatric patients, provided space is sufficient to achieve compliance with social distancing.
Pediatric patients may be accompanied by one parent/guardian.
No visitors except for compassionate care, to be managed by care team.
Patients requiring special assistance:
Patients in any care setting who need help — such as with mobility or communications with the care team about their medical history or care — may be assisted by an adult escort to provide the needed assistance or support. Such necessity will be determined by the care team.
Exceptions may be made for care plan discussions as arranged by the care team or for end of life care.
Outpatient surgery center:
Northern Light Mercy medical practices:
- Pediatric patients can have one parent or guardian with them.
- Adults coming for surgery: visitors are not allowed unless there are special needs (determined on an individual basis).
No visitors are permitted at Northern Light Mercy facilities, except for the following:
All visitors and escorts must:
- Pediatrics: Two parents/guardians at a time allowed
- Patients requiring special assistance: Patients in any care setting who need help — such as with mobility or communications with the care team about their medical history or care — may be assisted by an adult escort to provide the needed assistance or support. Such necessity will be determined by the care team.
All visitors are subject to COVID-19 risk screening upon initial entry to a Northern Light Mercy facility. Visitors reporting symptoms of COVID-19 and those who meet Maine CDC criteria for quarantine due to travel or exposure will be denied entry.
- Perform hand hygiene prior to entering and upon leaving the patient’s room/care area;
- Remain at least six feet from the patient at all times (as much as possible);
- Wear a mask at all times in the facility, including patient rooms;
- Cover mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing, use and dispose of tissues and perform hand hygiene after contact with respiratory secretions; and
- Not go to any locations in the facility other than the room of the patient they are visiting. Hospital cafeterias are closed to visitors at this time.