In times of a pandemic, the primary responsibility of health care professionals shifts from maximizing the best interests of individual patients to prioritizing the health of the community. Given the surge of patients with the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), their clinical needs, and thus, resource utilization, the ongoing pandemic has amplified the duty of physicians to responsibly steward health care resources. Additionally, the well-being of health care professionals, both as scarce resources and as members of the community, must be safeguarded. Given this shift in ethical and clinical goals, policies have been implemented to limit the number of visitors accompanying patients in virtually all clinical settings. Such policies stem from balancing the benefits to the individual patient with the duty to reduce infectious exposures to visitors, other patients, the community, and the health care team. Notable exceptions to many of these policies exist for visitors for children, persons with disabilities, end-of-life care, and labor and delivery units.