About Coronavirus – COVID-19

Carondelet Health Network remains focused on patient safety for our community. Anyone entering our hospitals must abide by facility requirements for COVID symptom screening upon entry, wearing a mask covering the mouth and nose at all times (Ages 13 and up) and hand hygiene. Those not meeting the precautions criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

Visitors will not be permitted for COVID-19 patients or patients under investigation.

Carondelet St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s Hospital will allow for inpatient visitation from the hours of 8AM to 8PM. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital labor and delivery unit, and the NICU will allow for three visitors at a time, visitors will be allowed to alternate if their situation allows

Our visitor policy will continue to be evaluated, and the hours as well as the number of visitors allowed in our hospitals will be increased as safety allows. We require everyone to self-screen and attest to being symptom free upon entering the hospital and ensure strict compliance with our mitigation strategies. 

Hospital visitation policies at each facility can change based on ongoing COVID trends. Please contact the hospital’s information desk for the current policy before visiting. Thank you.

We’re here for you, your family and our community.

Carondelet Health Network works closely with the Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to respond to any potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in our area. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we take every precaution to keep you, your family, our staff and our community safe.

Our COVID SAFE Standards

COVID SAFE standards are built upon deep clinical expertise from previous crises and on-going management of COVID-19, as well as continuous incorporation of CDC, CMS and State recommendations. They are a rigorous combination of infection prevention processes, training, testing, personal protective equipment and technology. Our COVID SAFE standards includes six components:

  • Distinct COVID SAFE and COVID CARE Zones – separate areas with clear signage and protocols
  • Rigorous Physician and Staff Protocols – daily self-screening, universal masking (cloth masks are not allowed in patient care areas) and access to PPE
  • Heightened Sanitization – enhanced cleaning of surfaces and plenty of hand sanitization stations
  • Access to COVID-19 Testing – in-house, rapid testing for patients, physician and staff who require it
  • Precautions for Patients and Visitors – provision of face masks, hand sanitizer and physical distancing
  • Enhanced Virtual Access – virtual care, remote monitoring and connectivity with loved ones

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status (fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated for COVID-19), must follow these standards. 

COVID Vaccine Q&A

Information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on COVID-19 vaccines is available to answer some of your questions about the vaccine and what it means for you.

Click here for answers to 10 questions about the vaccine.

    Protocols continue to adapt in real-time to follow federal and local health agency guidelines.

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