Thursday, February 11, 2021
San Juan Regional Medical Center Enacts Limited Visitor Policy for Non-COVID Patients
As our community continues to make strides to reduce the spread of COVID-19, San Juan Regional Medical Center is responding by easing visitor restrictions at the hospital. Effective February 11, 2021, we are moving from a restricted visitor policy to a limited visitor policy for our admitted non-COVID patients.
In an effort to facilitate our patients’ healing as well as keep their health and safety our top priority, non-COVID inpatients will now be allowed one visitor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All visitors must be aged 18 or older. Visitors will be subject to a health screening upon entrance to the hospital. In addition, all visitors are required to practice proper hand hygiene and wear a cloth face mask. No masks with valves are allowed and no overnight visitors are allowed.An important part of this policy to note is the fact that only ONE visitor will be allowed per day, per admitted non-COVID patient.
We will continue our no visitor policy for COVID patients, with exceptions considered on a case-by-case basis:
- Parents or Legal Guardian of minors
- Visitors for patients lacking decision-making capacity
- Visitors for patients near end of life
- Visitors for expectant mothers
Current visitation in the Emergency Department is for non-respiratory patients only.
In order to protect our community from exposure to COVID-19, we encourage family members and friends to utilize alternative mechanisms for patient contact such as FaceTime and Skype. They can also go to sanjuanregional.com and send an e-card at https://www.sanjuanregional.com/egreeting/. It’s up to all of us to be vigilant to help ensure everyone’s safety and get us to green.
View our COVID-19 Resources Page