Recognizing that Rhode Island is in a high transition zone for COVID-19 due to the Delta variant, as well as the increasing number of COVID-related hospital admissions across the state, CharterCARE Health Partners has implemented new visitor policies at Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital effective Friday, August 27. 

The new policies include restrictions on the number of visitors allowed for each patient admitted to the hospital as well as restrictions on the number of people who can escort patients to the hospitals’ emergency rooms.

Beginning Friday:

One visitor only may accompany a patient to the Emergency Department. Given the flurry of activity at area EDs, we reserve the right to limit any visitors in our waiting rooms to accommodate safety and social distancing at high census periods.

One visitor at a time is allowed per admitted patient on the medical, surgical, and behavioral health units. 

All existing COVID safety protocols and requirements remain the same, including masking, screening, and social distancing. Visitors with COVID symptoms are not allowed in the hospital.

Visitors are still permitted to bring in food.

Visiting hours have not been altered at this time. Please check the CharterCARE website for specific times and future updates.

Jeffrey Liebman, CharterCARE CEO stated, “We regret that these restrictions have been implemented at this time, but I am confident that they are prudent precautions to maintain the health and safety of our patients and employees. We thank everyone in advance for their cooperation and understanding”.