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Dear San Antonio Visitor:

Please accept our deep gratitude for your patience and understanding during this challenging time, particularly as healthcare resources are stretched and new visiting restrictions are implemented in the face of rapidly rising COVID-19 Omicron cases in the State of California and across our region.

San Antonio Regional Hospital’s response to COVID-19 has continued to evolve based on the recommendations received from the federal government, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State of California, including the California Department of Public Health, and our local public health jurisdiction, the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health. We know the vital role loved ones play in our patients’ return to health and vitality, but as the COVID-19 outbreak continues, it is important that we implement the extra steps we have taken to protect our patients, their families, our healthcare team, and the broader community. With this in mind, the following visitation requirements are effective January 21, 2022:

In addition to a providing a valid photo identification, hospital visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must show proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test for each visit as follows:

  1. Proof of test results must include full name and date of test, even if the form of proof is a photograph.
  2. Rapid test results, including home test results, must be within 24 hours of the visit.
  3. PCR test results must be within 48 hours of the visit.

Visitor must also meet the following requirements:

Limited Visitors

  1. One (1) visitor is permitted per patient per day.
  2. No minors under age 16 are permitted to visit.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

A well-fitting mask (surgical or double-mask) must be worn upon entry and at all times while inside the healthcare facility. Additional PPE, as directed by hospital personnel due to the specific patient conditions, must be worn at all times while in the patient’s room.

Physical (Social) Distancing

All visitors must physically distance (socially distance) themselves from healthcare personnel and other patients/visitors at all times while in the facility.

Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Our goal is to protect you, your loved ones, and our healthcare team. If you have questions, please ask a member of our care team to contact the manager on your nursing unit or in the outpatient department for the services you are receiving.

Thank you,

 

 

John T. Chapman
President and CEO