COVID-19 positive patients
Two visitors per patient per day will be allowed on the inpatient unit and one visitor for the emergency department. As the pandemic has improved, the adequate supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) has allowed St. Joseph’s to provide this protection to families and visitors.
Visitors of COVID positive patients must check in with nursing staff before entering a room to be provided with the mandatory PPE for their safety and will be asked to stay in the patient’s room for the duration of the visit. It is also recommended that visitors of COVID positive patients leave personal belongings at home, as purses and bags will not be allowed in the patient’s room.
Approved support persons must be over the age of 18 and will continue to be screened upon entering the facility for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Support persons who have any of the following symptoms or are not feeling well will NOT be allowed to visit:
- A positive viral test within the last 10 days for SARS-COV-2,
- Symptoms of COVID-19, or
- Close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Family members and loved ones should provide nursing staff with their contact information and may call the hospital’s main number to check on their loved ones. Virtual video visits with your loved one are also an option.
Guidelines are in place for the safety and protection of all our patients, colleagues and visitors. Threatening or aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. Our hospital is a safe and healing environment. Disruptive persons will be asked to leave our facility.
Visitor guidelines subject to change at any time to address the health needs of our communities.