Family Presence and Visitor Policy for Hospitals + Ambulatory Sites

In response to the current status of COVID-19 rates and because the recent surges have significantly waned, MUSC Health is moving from modified operations to normal operations. Some aspects of returning to normal operations such as re-opening additional entrances will take a few weeks. Please be patient as we work on items such as patient entrances, routes of egress and expanding waiting areas.

Patients who need emergency treatment should continue to seek care at any MUSC Health Emergency Department. If you believe you need to be tested for COVID-19, please visit a community testing site. Visits to the Emergency Department should be reserved for life-threatening emergencies.

Our teams will continue to closely monitor any changes in COVID-19 which would require changes to our operational levels.

View Children's and Women's Health visitation guidelines for the MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion.


Normal (pre-COVID-19) visitation can resume. The current visitor restrictions in our hospitals are eliminated. We allow family and visitors in all patient care areas, including 24/7 in the inpatient areas.

Pre-Procedure Testing

Pre-procedure testing for COVID-19 is no longer necessary.


Symptom screening at entrances will stop, but we will continue to encourage and remind everyone to self-screen.


Masks are required of all patient-facing care team members across the MUSC campus, while visitors and patients are no longer required to wear face coverings.

Out of respect for patients and families in waiting rooms who might be immunocompromised, we strongly suggest masks be worn by all visitors, regardless of vaccine status. In accordance with the CDC, masks are not required — but we ask that visitors and patients be mindful of the needs and preferences of those around them.