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The California Department of Public Health has dropped the COVID-19 mask and vaccination mandates for health care settings. Beginning April 3, health care workers, patients and visitors will no longer be required to wear a mask or be vaccinated to work in facilities that include hospitals, urgent care centers and dental and doctors’ offices.
MESSAGE FROM JOHN CHAPMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO
“Our communities did a lot of the hard work by getting vaccinated and boosted, staying home and testing when sick, requesting treatments when positive, and masking to slow the spread,” said Dr. Tomás Aragón, the state’s health officer, in a statement. “With these critical actions and a lot of patience and persistence, we have now reached a point where we can update some of the COVID-19 guidance to continue to balance prevention and adapting to living with COVID-19.”...
Visitors have the following requirements:
- Two (2) visitors are permitted per patient.
- No minors under age 14 are permitted to visit.
The following precautions are still recommended:
- Wear a mask if you feel the need for your health circumstances.
- Wear a mask if you have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 5 days.
- Wear a mask around others if you have a fever or respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, runny nose, and/or sore throat).
- Patients with more serious illnesses will be directed to check-in at the reception desk in the emergency department.
- If a bed is available, the patient will be taken directly into the treatment area.
- Patients are reminded to check-in with the triage nurse if there is a change or worsening of their symptoms.
- Patients will be seen in the order of illness severity. Be assured, the emergency department team will do everything possible to place patients into a private room in the treatment area as quickly as possible.
- Patients are allowed , only one (1) visitor over the age of 14 in the emergency department.
Patients are allowed , only two (2) visitors over the age of 14 to accompany patients receiving services.
URGENT CARE PATIENTS
Patients are allowed two (2) visitors over the age of 14 to accompany patients receiving services.
Minor patients may be accompanied by one (1) parent or guardian.