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 and hand hygiene. Those not meeting the precautions criteria will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Visitation is allowed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily and visitors will receive a wrist band upon entering the lobby.
  • Visitors must be 13 years old or older.
  • ER patients may have 1 visitor at a time.
  • Visitors may rotate so long as no more than 2 are with the patient at a time.
  • All visitors are screened prior to entry. Any visitor with fever, symptoms of COVID-19 infection, recent exposure to COVID-19, positive test for COVID-19, or pending test results for COVID-19 will not be allowed into the hospital to visit.
  • Visitors are required to wear an approved facemask that covers both their nose and mouth during the duration of their visit.
  • For patients on oxygen flow greater than 10L, visitors are not permitted at this time. If oxygen is intermittent, visitation may occur when high flow oxygen is not in use.
  • COVID positive patients are not allowed visitors at any time. The only exception is a window visit or a visit outside the room perimeter for those with end-of-life needs. Visitors cannot go to the patient bedside and are not allowed in COVID patient rooms.

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.

As A Community Built on Care, we are here for you when you need us. For more information about novel coronavirus, go to the CDC website.

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