California State Mandate

Effective August 11, 2021, a California state mandate requires visitors to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before each visit.

The California Department of Public Health allows certain visitors be exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. Those include:

  1. Visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent.
  2. In emergent situations, parent or guardian visitors of pediatric patients, a support person for a labor and delivery patient, support persons for a patient with physical, intellectual, developmental disability, or cognitive impairment and a person visiting for bonding visits including in-room stay with a newborn and hospitalized parent.
    • For subsequent visits following the emergent situation and as soon as reasonably possible thereafter, but no longer than 72 hours, these visitors must comply with the vaccine verification or applicable testing requirements.

All visitors, however, must comply with all infection control and prevention requirements applicable for indoor visits.

Current visitor policy

As of Monday, June 27, 2022:

  • All visitors must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 lab test result within 72 hours before each visit (home antigen self-kit results are not acceptable).
  • All visitors must be 18 years or older.
  • No visitors for COVID-19 positive patients and patients under investigation for COVID-19
  • Visiting hours may be extended for the following patient populations:
    • End of life
    • Patient with special needs
  • Emergency Room patients are allowed one (1) visitor per patient.
  • Surgical patients are allowed one visitor during pre-op, surgery and post-op stay.

Hospital entrance screening and visitor guidelines:

Hospital staff will continue to pre-screen all visitors and ask that each visitor follow the guidelines listed below:

  • All visitors must provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before each visit.
  • Individuals with respiratory symptoms or other risk factors for COVID-19, such as travel or exposure, will be respectfully asked to refrain from visiting altogether.
  • All visitors must wear masks covering their nose and mouth at all times in the hospital and in patient rooms.
  • Each visitor will be required to wear an identifying badge indicating they have been appropriately screened.

We realize these are stressful, unique times and appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Thank you for your help in keeping our environment safe for all patients, families and healthcare staff.

Circumstances may allow for specific exceptions to any visitation restrictions described on this webpage. Those circumstances include religious visitation as well as a designated support person for a patient with a disability to provide assistance with communication or other necessary components of the patient's treatment. All persons entering under an exception remain subject to appropriate infection control protocols.