The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a state mandated public health order regarding visitation within all hospitals in California.
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, all visitors must show proof of full vaccination or provide documentation of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entering our facility. Visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing as proof.
Examples of acceptable documentation include a valid and complete CDC vaccination card or electronic copy or a valid and complete vaccination record from the state registry.
Visitors of end-of-life patients are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements, but must be free of COVID-19 symptoms. In addition, the following visitors have a limited exemption from the vaccination or testing requirements:
- Parent or guardian visitors of pediatric patients
- Support persons for a labor and delivery patient
- Support persons for a patient with physical, intellectual, developmental disability, or cognitive impairment are considered visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition
As soon as reasonably possible, these visitors must comply with the vaccine verification or applicable testing requirements within 72 hours. They must still comply with other infection control and prevention requirements that apply to indoor visits.
Masks are still required for all visitors.
This state order is keeping with our commitment to providing a safe environment for our patients, visitors, employees and the people of the communities we serve.
Thank you for entrusting us with your healthcare needs. We wish you all the best on your path to continued health.
Current Visitor Policy
Emanuel Medical Center is committed to taking the necessary and critical steps to ensure patients, visitors and staff in our hospital are safe and remain healthy.
The following visitor policy is currently in place:
- All patients are allowed two visitors per room
- Visiting hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
- Visitors must be 14 years of age or older
Visitors may enter through the Main Lobby or Emergency Department. All visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while in the facility. Visitors must stay in the patient area or designated waiting area and follow social distancing requirements. Visitors will not be allowed to congregate in common areas. Any visitor not meeting screening criteria or the state mandate requirements will not be permitted to enter the hospital.
Visitors are not allowed for COVID-19 patients and those under investigation.
We appreciate your support and understanding during this time.
Restrictions for Hospital Entry/ExitEntry and exit is limited to the main lobby and emergency room only.
An exception to any limited visitation policy at the hospital is patients with disabilities who require support from family members or staff in order for them to effectively communicate with medical personnel or otherwise receive equal access to medical treatment.