Visitor Policy and COVID-19 Information
As part of our commitment to protect our patients and staff, and to prevent the spread of infectious diseases affecting our communities (including COVID-19 and monkeypox), we have implemented the following in our facilities:
Anyone entering our facilities must continue to wear a well-fitted mask, that covers their nose, mouth and chin, regardless of vaccination status. You may receive a recommendation to wear a KP supplied mask upon entry to facility to improve safety. Please adhere to all self-symptom screening required for entry to our facilities as posted at entry points.
Our hospital visitor restrictions correspond directly to the CDPH-published COVID-19 transmission rates in the county that our hospitals are located and are based on 4 levels of transmission rates: high, substantial, moderate, or low. For your local facility visitor policy information please check the list below.
Per a health order from the state of California, hospital or skilled nursing facility visitors must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result which has been taken within 48 hours before entry or a negative COVID-19 antigen test result which has been taken within 24 hours before entry. This is not applicable to those entering the facility to access the lab, pharmacy, or radiology.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO HOSPITAL & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITATION
1 ADULT VISITOR AT A TIME, except for groups listed below:
EXCEPTIONS, UP TO 2 VISITORS FOR:
- SURGICAL PATIENTS (until taken to prep/discharge planning)
- HOSPICE OR END OF LIFE
- PATIENTS WITH DISABILITIES (physical, intellectual, cognitive impairments and/or developmental disabilities
- LABOR & DELIVERY (a prearranged doula counts as 1 visitor)
- MOM & BABY
- NEWBORN CARE NURSERY
COVID-19 POSITIVE OR PUI PATIENTS
- Predesignated visitors may be allowed for patients who are PUI or COVID-19 positive with consultation by the care team and local infection prevention or infectious disease for special circumstances such as end-of-life, other medical necessity, or in labor.
- If allowed, visitors of COVID+/PUI patients must follow visitor restrictions and wear PPE for transmission-based precautions.
The policy for the medical offices remains 1 support person in the exam room for:
- Pediatric patients (2 adults if multiple children have appointments)
- Patients with disabilities, language or emotional support needs
- Patients having an OB ultrasound
VISITOR GUIDELINES and safety precautions
- Hospital visitor hours: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Symptom screening of all visitors.
- No visitors with COVID-19 symptoms or suspected COVID-19 allowed.
- Do not enter if you are sick.
- Maintain masking, social distancing, and hand washing.
- Follow instructions from staff.
- Visitors should limit movement in the facility.
- Consider asking if a virtual visit if possible.