For patient safety in response to spiking COVID-19 rates, the BJC HealthCare leadership team has adjusted visitor allowances in our adult inpatient units. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital, effective Friday, Dec. 31, at 8 a.m., patients will be limited to one designated visitor in adult, nonobstetric inpatient units. This change excludes obstetrics patients. The inpatient visitor may not change throughout the day but may change from day to day. One visitor per patient is allowed in the emergency departments and outpatient areas but may need to be temporarily restricted at the discretion of the care team. The complete BJC visitors policy is posted on the BJC website.