Visitor Guidelines


In order to protect our community from the spread of COVID-19, Sequoia Hospital is following CDC, state, and local guidelines as they relate to safe patient visitation.

All inpatients (except COVID-19 positive patients, unless otherwise approved) may have two support people/visitors at the same time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., provided physical distancing can be accomplished and visitors comply with hospital visitor guidelines.

The support people/visitors may change throughout the day as long as only two support people/visitors are in the room at a time. Masks must be worn at all times.

Virtual visitation is encouraged, when possible. Patients can use the hospital’s free Wi-Fi and use personal devices to stay in touch with family and friends. Families may also contact patients through the hospital by calling (844) 244-5317. Thank you for your understanding and support as we work to keep our patients and community safe and healthy.

Visitor Screening 
Support persons/visitors must be screened and pass their screening prior to entering clinical areas, and they must comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines.

The Following Requirements Apply

  • Must comply with personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines and remain masked at all times.
  • Must remain in the patient’s room, and not in any other indoor public spaces.
  • May use the hospital café, but should eat in the café or on the patio, not in the patient’s room.

Sequoia Hospital is allowing the following exceptions to the current visitor policy:

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End-of-Life Care:

  • More than two visitors may visit at the same time, if approved by Spiritual/Palliative Care, nursing leadership or hospital leadership.
  • Visitors have no COVID-19 symptoms.
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Laboring Mothers:

  • Two visitors/support persons may visit at the same time. In postpartum, the second visitor is permitted until 8:30 p.m.
  • Visitors have no COVID-19 symptoms.
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NICU Patients:

  • Two (2) designated support persons/visitors may visit at the same time.
  • Visitors have no COVID-19 symptoms.
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Patients with Physical, Intellectual, and/or Developmental Disabilities or Cognitive Impairments:

  • More than two visitors may visit at the same time, if approved by Spiritual/Palliative Care, nursing leadership or hospital leadership.
  • Visitors have no COVID-19 symptoms.

All visitors/support persons who meet the above criteria will be screened for symptoms upon arrival.


Protect Patients. Protect Yourself.

Please remember to:

  Dignity Health   Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze. 
  Dignity Health   If you don't have a tissue, use your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.             
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Wash or use Hand Gel often. Wash with soap and warm water for a full 20 seconds.

  Dignity Health   Don't touch your T-ZONE! Eyes, Nose and Mouth.              
  Dignity Health   Maintain a safe distance from others.