COVID-19 (update 03/18/2020)

COVID-19 Risk Level Planning - Level 2

Effective 03/19/2020 @ 9:00 am


  • Visitors: None.
    • Exception: 1 Parent overnight for pediatrics and patient representative’s pre/post-surgery. 1 adult visitor per Behavioral Health Children/Adolescent Patient. 2 parents will be allowed in the Pediatric Emergency Room and NICU
    • 1 visitor will be allowed in Labor and Delivery/ Mother and Baby Units (Obstetrical patients only)
  • Extenuating Circumstances: House Supervisor will address.
  • Common Space* Rules: No areas of congregations; Cafeteria: will remain open: seating area at Rao’s closed: Staff/Physician Lounges will remain open

Entry Point Management/ Patients and Visitors:

  • Screeners:
    • Limiting public access (Stationed at ER Entrance Only)
    • Screeners asking 2 questions
      • Fever
      • Exposure
  • Offsite Buildings : 1 entry point per offsite area
  • Masking: Patient positive for any questions.

Employees, Medical Staff/Health Professionals, and Vendors:

  • Self-Screening
  • Must complete hand hygiene: with alcohol based hand sanitizer, (if soiled, soap and water) at hospital entry point and unit entry point.
  • Employee Entrances: Badge Only.


  • Arrival Process: Conduct screening with EMS per policy/procedures.
  • Screening: Follow screening protocols.

Volunteers/ Students/ Valet

  • Volunteers/Student Volunteers: Limited in the hospital, no patient contact.
  • Students: No high school HOSA programs and no college clinical rotations.
  • Valet: ED ONLY. Alcohol based hand sanitizer.

*Common Space: Areas of congregation, cafeteria, waiting rooms.