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ChristianaCare Announces New Patient Visitation Guidelines due to Increased Spread of COVID-19

Due to increasing transmission rates of COVID-19 in the community, ChristianaCare is returning to limited visitation at its facilities.

Current levels of community transmission are high, indicating a need for greater restriction to protect our patients and caregivers.

Effective Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 12:01 a.m., the following visiting policies apply:

  • Hospitalized patients at Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor at a time between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 on arrival.
  • Patients at outpatient practices and ambulatory services may have one support person. Support persons will be screened for COVID-19 on arrival.
  • Visitors must remain masked at all times in ChristianaCare facilities, even if they are vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test. This includes remaining masked in patient rooms while visiting.

Additional information on ChristianaCare’s new visitation policies can be found here.

For more information on how to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 during this Memorial Day weekend, please watch the recorded interview from Thursday with Marci Drees, M.D., MS, ChristianaCare’s chief infection prevention officer and hospital epidemiologist.


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About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.