Providence Little Company of Mary Visitor Guidelines
Important Update to Visitor Guidelines
New COVID-19 visitation policy effective January 18, 2022
Due to the increasing COVID-19 transmission in California, the following visitation restrictions are being implemented for the well-being and safety of our patients and staff by order of the California Public Health Officer and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This policy is subject to change given rapidly evolving nature with COVID-19.
Visitors are NOT allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19. In certain circumstances, visitors will be allowed on a compassionate exception as allowed by regulations..
NO VISITORS except for Essential Visitors Only
- Patients at End-of-Life or in critical condition, where death may be imminent.
» Two visitors at the bedside at a time. Visitors may rotate but must wait external to the building.
- Support persons for a patient with physical, intellectual, developmental disability, or cognitive impairment with a medical or caregiving necessity.
» One essential support person at the bedside at a time that is providing assistance to a patient with a medical or caregiving necessity.
- Power of Attorney and/or Notary
» Permitted to conduct business that cannot be postponed or accomplished virtually.
- Procedural Areas (GI, Surgery, Cath Lab): One visitor permitted until the patient is taken into surgical prep. Visitor will then be asked to leave the building and will be allowed to return when patient is preparing for discharge
- Labor & Delivery
» One essential support person that is the same individual throughout the hospitalization.
» A doula may be present during labor.
- Pediatrics & NICU
» One set of parents/guardians 24 hours per day.
» Emergency Department: One parent at bedside at a time, may rotate.
- Waiting rooms and lobbies will be closed. Visitors should remain in patient room or exterior to the building.
- Visitors are NOT allowed for patients with or suspected of having COVID-19. In certain circumstances, visitors will be allowed on a compassionate exception as allowed by regulations.
All visitors must wear a mask provided by the hospital upon entering hospital and during the entire visitation.
Updated Proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID-19 test to be required effective Friday, January 7, 2022
In accordance to the December 31, 2021 California Public Health Officer Order, no visitors will be allowed to enter the building unless they are:
• Fully vaccinated, or
• Show California-approved documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID) test that was collected within 24 hours for antigen and 48 hours for PCR tests. Results must be available at time of entry to facility.
• Per the California Public Health Officer order home tests are not acceptable and testing must be done at an approved testing site to meet these requirements.
» For testing locations, please visit: www.covid19.ca.gov/get-tested