Latest Information on COVID-19 Precautions

Individuals Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

If you develop a fever or cough or have difficulty breathing, or have had close contact with someone who has had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test result, please seek medical attention by calling your provider’s office or an Urgent Care Center.

If you need help deciding if you should seek medical care, access the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker on the CDC COVID-19 Symptoms page by clicking on the Coronavirus Self-checker button at the top of the page.

Hospital Services and Programs

The hospital is fully operational. We are monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols, if needed.

Visitation Policy

Consistent with city and county efforts around social distancing to limit the exposure to individuals who may have contracted COVID-19 but are at that time asymptomatic, we have revised our Visitation Policies to help protect our patients and their loved ones.

The following is in effect until further notice:

  • The hospital's main entrance is open from 5:30 am to 8 pm.
  • Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask while in the facility. No children under the age of 14 will be allowed to visit.
  • The visitor entrance is through the main entrance marked Entrance 1. Visiting hours are 8 am to 8 pm daily. Patients may have two visitors at a time, but no children under the age of 14.
  • Inpatient – Inpatients may have two screened visitors who must wear masks while in the hospital and remain in the patient's room only.
  • ​ER – Two visitors may accompany a patient in the ER. The visitor must enter with the patient at the time of arrival and wear a mask. The visitor must stay in the assigned room/bay of the patient until discharge.
  • Outpatient Surgery – Two visitors may accompany the patient. The patient and the visitors are required to wear a mask throughout the hospital.
  • Labor and Delivery – Two screened support people may accompany the patient. One person may stay overnight.
  • Postpartum – One screened support person may stay overnight.
  • NICU – Two screened support people may visit at a time.
  • Pediatrics – Two screened visitors may visit at a time. One support person may stay overnight.
  • Outpatient Visits – The screened patient may be accompanied by two screened visitors.
  • Patients with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments may have two screened support people.
  • Visitors are subject to temperature check and screening upon arrival at the hospital. Individuals will be prohibited from entering the hospital if they:
    • Have been in contact within the last 14 days with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
    • Have had a cough or flu-like symptoms, including sore throat, headache, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain, or loss of taste or smell in the last 24 hours
    • Felt feverish or experienced chills in the last 48 hours
    • Had a fever of 100°F or greater in the last 48 hours
  • It is recommended that all patients and visitors use hand sanitizer upon entering the facility, as well as when entering and exiting a patient room.

Thank you for your cooperation and for being an advocate for the health and care of your loved ones and all hospitalized patients.

Prevention

The CDC recommends individuals and families follow everyday preventive measures including:

  • Social distancing – avoiding crowds and crowded spaces, avoiding handshaking and hugging, deliberately staying at least 6 feet away from other people, and replacing in-person visits with remote check-ins using technology.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60–95% alcohol.
  • Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
  • Stay home and away from others when you are sick with any respiratory disease symptoms.

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