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Mask and Visitor Policy: Yale New Haven Health


Currently, it is recommended but not required that patients and visitors wear a face mask. Patients are required to mask if they have a respiratory tract infection. Visitors with a possible respiratory tract infection are asked not to visit.

Visitor Information:

  • Emergency Department:  One visitor over the age of 18 per patient 24/7, swapping allowed.
  • Adult Inpatient (including maternal special care): Visiting hours are from 10 am - 8 pm. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Procedural Areas (HVC / IR / DH, etc.): One visitor over the age of 18 may accompany the patient to their procedure.
  • Operating rooms: Two visitors over the age of 18 may accompany the patient to their surgery.
  • Ambulatory Areas (Radiology / Lab / YM / NEMG, etc.) No visitor restrictions including children. Visitors must pass screening.
  • Psychiatry: Visits must be pre-scheduled through the assigned social worker and are limited to 30 minutes per day. Two family members/primary supports over the age of 18 (who may be from separate households) permitted per patient.


All visitors must wear a face mask and comply with PPE guidelines.

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Please call the Yale New Haven Health Patient Relations team at 203-688-3430 with any questions.