Home Nurse Facilities Visiting rules take effect for hospitals and qualified nursing facilities in California

Visiting rules take effect for hospitals and qualified nursing facilities in California

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A statewide order that will limit visitors to hospitals and control the spread of COVID-19 will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. actually impact every department in the hospital, ”said Steven Salyer, CEO of Watsonville Community Hospital. If you take someone to the emergency room, you will have to wait in the car. Only one visitor per patient will be allowed in outpatient departments, but there will be some exceptions. “We try to limit all services to a single visitor, if possible, however, we allow 2 for patients in labor and delivery. There is an exception for ‘end of life’ patients. We will work with this family. in those scenarios, ”Salyer said. The policy changes come from the California Department of Public Health. Some of the visitors we spoke with think it’s a good plan to keep everyone safe from COVID-19. “I think that’s good. I don’t think you know who is coming in and affecting other people and it’s not fair to the staff who take care of you,” said Julie Carrera, resident of Corralitos. The order also requires masks, personal protective equipment, and physical distancing requirements. “So when you go through security and go through the main entrance and emergency department, we take your name and we are recording that you have been through the facility, “Salyer said. Visits to COVID-19 patients will remain prohibited until they recover. You can also contact your own hospital to determine what their visiting rules are for the public.

A statewide order that will limit visitors to the hospital and control the spread of COVID-19 will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.

The order requires visitors to the hospital to prove vaccination or that a negative COVID-19 test be taken within the past 72 hours.

“It will actually impact every department in the hospital,” said Steven Salyer, CEO of Watsonville Community Hospital.

If you take someone to the emergency room, you will have to wait in the car. Only one visitor per patient will be allowed in outpatient departments but there will be some exceptions.

“We try to limit all services to a single visitor, if possible, however, we allow 2 for patients in labor and delivery. There is an exception for patients at ‘end of life’. We will work with this family in these scenarios. ”Salyer said.

The policy changes come from the California Department of Public Health.

Some of the visitors we spoke with think it’s a good plan to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

“I think that’s good. I don’t think you know who comes in and affects other people and it’s not fair to the staff taking care of you,” said Julie Carrera, resident of Corralitos.

The order also requires masks, personal protective equipment and physical distancing requirements.

Hospitals will keep an eye on everyone who walks through its doors.

“So when you go through security and go through the main entrance and emergency department, we take your name and record that you’ve walked through the facility,” Sayer said.

Visits to COVID-19 patients will remain prohibited until their recovery.

You can also contact your own hospital to find out what their visiting rules are for the public.