COVID-19 Positive Patient Visitor Guidelines
Effective November 1, 2023
Thank you for allowing El Camino Health to care for you and your loved ones. As we continue to operate our healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic, safety remains our highest priority. A visit to a loved one with COVID-19 can put you at a higher risk of disease. To support you, our patients and our staff, we ask that you follow the requirements for visiting a COVID-19 patient outlined here.
All visitors must be healthy and not have any of the symptoms listed below. Masking guidelines for all visitors remain in effect. Visitors must wear mask at all times — including in the patient room — physically distance from all persons, follow handwashing requirements and limit movement to only the patient room.
|Individual may not enter if feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms below:
|COVID-19 Positive Hospital Visitor Requirements:
Please note: Visitors entering a COVID-19 positive patient room may be exposed to the disease. Longer exposure time increases the risk of getting the virus.
|COVID-19 Positive Patient Visitor Guide Hours by Department
|8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
|Two (2) support persons at a time. Must be 14 years old or older; visitors 14-17 years old must be supervised.
|Maternity / Postpartum Unit
|8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
|Two (2) support persons at a time (not including partner).
No sibling(s) under 14 years old allowed. Sibling(s) 14-17 years old permitted only if they have non-patient adult supervision and only during visiting hours.
|Two (2) support persons allowed; must be 18+ years of age (subject to change based on volume).
Prior to your visit, please take a moment to review safe and proper usage of N95/KN95 mask and personal protective equipment (PPE).
|Isolation Procedures for Visitors
|Steps for Proper Usage and Removal of PPE
|Steps before ENTERING room
|Steps before EXITING room