Restrictions & Precautions

Restrictions & Precautions
March 16, 2020 Mark Malone

Restrictions & Precautions due to COVID-19

For the safety of our patients, employees, and the community, we have strict precautions in place to limit the number of persons coming to the hospital or any of our medical facilities:

HOSPITAL MAIN CAMPUS - VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

  • No visitors are allowed for hospital inpatients during their hospitalization, except 1 designated support person age 18 or older is permitted for laboring mothers, children age 17 and younger, and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The designated support person may not be allowed to return to the unit if they leave the hospital; limited travel within the hospital is permitted.
  • For individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with prolonged hospitalizations, the patient or legal guardian is permitted to designate two support people, but only one may be present at a time.
  • For patients who are at end of life, visitors are approved on an individual basis.
  • Support persons are not permitted for patients coming to the hospital for any reason, including surgery, testing, and emergency visits. The only exception is, 1 support person age 18 or older is permitted for patients age 17 and younger and individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
  • Those who are exhibiting fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, or flu-like symptoms may not enter the hospital.
  • Temperature checks and screening questions are conducted on everyone entering the hospital through our two public entrances.
  • Anyone from the public needing to enter the hospital after 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. on Sundays will be re-directed to the emergency entrance.

TEMPORARILY POSTPONED SERVICES

  • The Patient Transportation Service is temporarily suspended for the safety of the riders and volunteers who provide the service.
  • All public meetings, events, health education classes, support groups and student clinical rotations are suspended until further notice.
  • Wellness Wednesday screenings are suspended until further notice.

HEALTHCARE CENTERS - RESTRICTIONS

  • If you have an in-person appointment and develop any of these symptoms – Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath, Sore Throat, or Flu-Like Symptoms – CALL our healthcare office prior to coming in. Our clinical staff will discuss treatment and appointment options over the phone.
  • 1 support person age 18 or older is permitted for patients age 17 and younger, as well as patients who are incapacitated or need continual assistance. All other patients may not bring a support person with them to their appointment in order to limit those entering the building.
  • Parents of children receiving care may only bring the child who has  the appointment. Siblings are not permitted.
  • Everyone entering the building will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 with a temperature check and screening questions.

URGENT CARE CENTERS - RESTRICTIONS

For your safety and the safety of others:

  • We are proactively screening everyone who enters our urgent care centers for symptoms of COVID-19 through temperature checks and screening questions.
  • Masks/face coverings are required for the safety of others.
  • A support person is only permitted for patients who are 17 and younger, as well as patients who are incapacitated or in need of continual assistance.
  • Anyone experiencing fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough or flu-like symptoms should call to arrange for a video visit rather than come in person.
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