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Central California Temporary Visitor Restrictions

A Notice to our Visitors:

All visitors are required to provide proof of a negative COVID test taken within the last 72 hours, or proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before visiting anyone in our care. Learn more

Un aviso a nuestros visitantes:

Se requiere que los visitantes muestren una prebua de vacunación contra el COVID-19, o documentación de una prueba negativa de COVID-19 dentro de las 72 horas antes de visitar a cualquier persona bajo nuestro cuidado. Aprende más.

Our hospitals have implemented a health screening process, including temperature reading, for all patients, visitors, employees, physicians, and vendors entering through main lobbies or emergency departments. The care and safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and community is our top priority. In keeping with that commitment, and in light of government recommendations and the number of infectious diseases in our community—we have temporarily introduced the following visitation restrictions, effective immediately.

  • Access into the hospitals will be limited to designated entrance points.
  • Visitation is limited to specific departments only.
  • All allowable visitors will need to check-in and complete a brief health screening.
  • Visitors who have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or have recently traveled to any region the CDC has deemed high-risk, or person(s) who do not pass the screening, will not be permitted into the hospital for visitation purposes.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age are not allowed to visit at this time.
  • The exception to overnight visitors will be limited to our maternity area, where a mother’s significant other may stay to help care for a new baby.

Additional restrictions are in place at your specific hospital of choice. Please visit the hospital’s page for detailed information.

Dignity Health hospitals are closely monitoring all developments with COVID-19 and we are prepared to identify, isolate, and treat any potential patient who seeks care at one of our facilities. We are in contact with local and state health officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our staff, is following the latest guidance from these public health agencies.