Visitor guidelines at Intermountain Healthcare ease

Mar 18, 2022, 3:00 PM | Updated: Apr 29, 2022, 11:10 am

conspiracy theorists Utah hospital...

Intermountain Healthcare loosens their visitor guidelines. (Photo: Intermountain Healthcare)

(Photo: Intermountain Healthcare)

SALT LAKE CITY — As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decrease, Intermountain Healthcare has eased up on some visitor guidelines.

“Currently we are opening up our visitation [to a point] where people are able to come in,” said Cherie Frame, Intermountain’s director of infection prevention. “We’re trying to get back to that normal prior-to-COVID type of visitation where people can come in at the time that [is] most beneficial to them.”

According to Frame, Intermountain is optimistic about current COVID trends. Some locations may limit visitation time. In most cases, visitors will be able to come whenever is convenient for them. They want people to be able to frequently see their loved ones in the hospital.

Intermountain clinics and InstaCare locations have also removed restrictions on the number of visitors but guidelines vary.

The hospital’s local unit care team will determine the number of visitors for non-COVID patients. Siblings five years and older may visit mom and baby units. Visitors may stay overnight at the discretion of the local care unit.

One visitor at a time may visit patients who have, or show symptoms of, COVID. These patients can have up to two visitors per day. Frame said that visiting guidelines for COVID patients will continue to be tighter.

Additionally, some units, such as Primary Children’s Hospital, may have stricter visitation guidelines and policies. Limitations of the unit type, room size, and the presence of vulnerable patients determine these guidelines. 

Not out of the woods yet

Though some restrictions have been relaxed, visitors will still have to follow certain policies and restrictions.

“We are relaxing some of our restrictions in the sense that people can come and visit,” Frame said. “But, we still want people to know that we are taking care of a very vulnerable population, who is at risk.”

Visitors who have symptoms or live with someone who has symptoms of an active communicable disease will not be allowed in Intermountain facilities. Common areas will require visitors to wear masks. 

Guidelines are subject to change. The most recent updates can be found here.

Lindsay Aerts contributed to the reporting of this article.

Related Stories

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.



Michelle Lee

Here’s how you can benefit from home workouts

Let's Get Moving Host Maria Shilaos spoke with Fitness Trainer Amy Hackamack to learn how home workouts can be beneficial to our health.

13 hours ago

How the dating world has changed...

Aimee Cobabe and Carlos Artiles Fortun

How the dating world has changed, and how to navigate it

UTAH — The rise of online dating in the last ten years has fundamentally changed the game when it comes to finding a romantic match. The dating world is no longer dominated by mutual friends, high school sweethearts or meet-cutes. Millions of people are now using one or two dating apps as their primary dating […]

2 days ago

SALT LAKE CITY -- Ozempic When Nick retired he noticed that he'd begun to put on some weight. "I wa...

Clayre Scott

Dieting by design: Using Ozempic as a diabetic weight loss treatment

How do popular weight loss drugs like Ozempic help treat diabetes, and how does the off-label popularity of these drugs influence their medicinal treatment.

2 days ago

Image of John A. Moran, who died Sept. 23, 2023. Moran had a passion for eye care, which led to the...

Mark Jones

John A. Moran remembered for passion for eye care

John A. Moran has died at age 91. He was the driving force behind creation of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah.

3 days ago

If you're looking at getting good sleep, you'll want to focus on your thoughts about it as opposed ...

Amanda Dickson

Dickson: It’s not how well you slept, but how well you think you slept

When it comes to getting good sleep, it's more about your attitude on how you slept versus the actual sleep you got.

4 days ago

FILE: Stacie Hale plays with her son Theodor at home in Smithfield. Stacie hoped to get aid from WI...

Lindsay Aerts

Government shutdown could disrupt Utahns using WIC benefits

But Utah health officials say they're working to assure that the benefits for Utah mothers and children will not run out.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Human hand holding a protest banner stop vaping message over a crowded street background....

Prosperous Utah Communities

Utah’s Battle to Protect Youth from Vaping Epidemic Faces New Threat as Proposed Rule Threatens Progress

Utah's strict standards of nicotine levels in vaping products are at risk, increasing health hazards associated with use. Read more about how you can advocate for a better future for Utah's youth.

Aerial photo of Bear Lake shoreline with canopies and people camped out on the beach...

Visit Bear Lake

Last-Minute Summer Vacation Planning? Check Out Bear Lake!

Bear Lake is the perfect getaway if you are last-minute summer vacation planning. Enjoy activities with your whole family at this iconic lake.

close up of rose marvel saliva blooms in purple...

Shannon Cavalero

Drought Tolerant Perennials for Utah

The best drought tolerant plants for Utah can handle high elevations, alkaline soils, excessive exposure to wind, and use of secondary water.

Visitor guidelines at Intermountain Healthcare ease