Patient and Visitor Masking Requirement (06-16-2023)
In accordance with the CDC’s COVID-19 guidance:
A face mask/procedure mask is required in the following circumstances:
- A procedure mask is required if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and/or if you are positive for COVID-19. Signs and symptoms include runny nose, cough, sneezing, fever, chills, shortness of breath, headache, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea, congestion, fatigue, body aches, and/or loss of taste/smell.
- A procedure mask is required for those who have been exposed (patients, visitors, household members, and/or co-workers) to someone positive for COVID-19 infection.
- A procedure mask may be required in a department caring for moderately to severely immunocompromised patients (such as ED, ICU, and/or Oncology, etc.). Staff will assist you.
- Procedure mask may be worn if preferred based upon your personal preference.
Visitors/support persons may visit patients at any time, with the exception of patients who are COVID-19 positive. Patients who are positive for COVID-19 may have two visitors at a time who must wear the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors please go to the department/unit Nurse’s Station for instructions from staff.
After 8pm please enter through the Emergency Department entrance and stop for an identification badge before proceeding to the waiting area.
Weekdays/Saturdays/Sundays, after 8 pm visitors must check in at the Emergency Room Registration and/or Security Office.