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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitor Policy

What is Adventist HealthCare Doing to Prepare?

Adventist HealthCare is taking appropriate steps to protect the safety of our caregivers, patients, team members and community.

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Effective: March 16, 2020

Updated: June 20, 2020

Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Beginning March 24, 2020, for the safety of our patients, visitors and caregivers, no visitors will be allowed at Adventist HealthCare facilities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Exceptions

Exceptions to this policy are as follows:

  • One visitor allowed for Labor & Delivery patients during length of stay
  • One visitor allowed for a child in our care
  • One visitor at a time for end-of-life circumstance, excluding COVID-19 patients or Persons Under Investigation (PUI)
  • One visitor, with pre-approval, to train a primary caregiver
  • Support persons for patients with disabilities are authorized:
    • to accompany, visit and stay in the hospital with individuals with disabilities
    • to visit individuals with disabilities during their hospital stay

All support persons will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival at the hospital and periodically during their stay.

Persons with COVID-19 symptoms are not permitted to serve as a support person and must immediately leave the hospital.

All support persons will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and must comply with hospital policies regarding use and conservation of that PPE.

Patients with disabilities can propose other reasonable accommodations that also comply with the Adventist HealthCare Infection Prevention policies.

All other visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms. Those with symptoms will not be permitted to visit. All permitted visitors must wear appropriate PPE. These measures help us prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect our patients, staff and the community. We will continue to monitor activity in the community and will lift restrictions when it is safe.

Additional Information

If you have further questions regarding the Visitor Policy, please contact our hospitals directly:

Stay Healthy

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to keep all in our community safe, please adhere to our current visitor restrictions. Please remember to further prevent the spread of illness by practicing good health hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, coughing/sneezing into your sleeve or tissue, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Ready When You Are

We’re working harder than ever to make our locations safe, comforting places of healing introducing:

  • Safe Patient Pathways
  • Visitor Restrictions
  • Patient & Staff Screening
  • Deep Cleaning & Disinfection
  • Social Distancing
  • Vigorous Infection Prevention
  • Fewer People in Waiting Rooms
  • Required Face Masks

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