Active visitor restrictions

To reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses, we are taking the following precautions to protect our patients and you:

  • Patients will be limited to only one visitor* at a time.
    • *Visitors are NOT allowed for emergency, high-risk, isolation or respiratory patients who are under observation or test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • No visitors under the age of 12. (circumstances may allow for specific exceptions)
  • All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry, required to wear a mask and an armband indicating they have been screened.
  • Visitors who screen positive at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free.
  • Please utilize alternative methods of communication with patients as much as possible.

Thank you for your help in maintaining a safe environment for our patients.

Masking guidelines

We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 public health crisis by implementing additional masking for all patients and visitors in public spaces such as hallways and elevators.

  • All persons entering the facility, (i.e. patients, visitors, contractors, and healthcare professionals/colleagues) will be provided a level 1 face mask.
    • Cloth-based coverings may not be used by healthcare workers.
    • Visitors will be encouraged to wear the level 1 face masks and not cloth masks, bandannas, or gaiters.
  • “Mask to Mask” must be used for all encounters within the facility, and staff must wear a face shield over their mask for all patient care encounters.
    • Exception: Staff who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may decide not to wear a face shield if not caring for COVID+/PUI patients or patients having aerosol-generating procedures.
  • Patients can remove their masks once inside enclosed treatment areas (patient room). However, for everyone’s safety, healthcare workers should request the patient and any visitors (if present) to wear their masks while the healthcare worker is in the room.
  • Visitors will be asked to keep their mask on for the entire visit
  • Patients are to wear their level 1 mask when being transported.
  • ER patients must maintain masks until admitted to IP, OBS, or discharged.
  • Social distancing policies are in effect when masks are taken off.
  • Employee break rooms will designate maximum occupancy to maintain social distancing as masks are removed for eating.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient’s treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.