PROVIDENCE OREGON – As we continue to monitor the prevalence of COVID in our community, Providence is now able to allow visitors of all ages, two at a time, for most hospital patients.
- Two visitors at a time are allowed in adult inpatient units, mother/baby units and hospital-based outpatient and procedural areas. All visitors must be healthy and free of COVID symptoms.
- Visitors ages 2 and older are expected to remain masked with the mask fully covering nose and mouth the entire time they are on the premises. All visitors are expected to engage in hand hygiene.
- Special rules apply for people with disabilities, and for those in emergency departments or behavioral health inpatient units.
Visitors to COVID patients
- Visitors to COVID patients must be at least 10 days from testing positive for COVID.
- Visitors will need to adhere to PPE requirements including wearing a respirator: N95, CAPR or PAPR. They will receive education on the risk of infection and how to use PPE.
- Visitors will need to limit their movement within the facility.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
We understand that limiting visitors is difficult for people with sick family and friends in the hospital. Thank you for understanding, as we do our best to balance your loved one’s need for connection with the need to keep everyone safe.
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