Visitors are welcome at Jerold Phelps Community Hospital and Skilled Nursing Unit every day from 8am-8pm
We are working diligently to protect our patients, staff, and you from avoidable exposure to COVID-19 whenever possible. Any visitor entering the facility, regardless of their vaccination status, must adhere to the following:
- All visitors will be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposure within the prior 14 days to another person with COVID-19; if a visitor has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with a confirmed positive case, they must reschedule their visit, regardless of their vaccination status.
- All visitors must wear a well-fitting face mask with good filtration (N95, KF94, KN95, or surgical masks are preferred over cloth face coverings) and perform hand hygiene upon entry and in all common areas in the facility;
- If personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for contact with the patient due to COVID-19 positive isolation status (including fully vaccinated visitors), it must be donned and doffed according to instruction by staff.
- Visitor movement in the facility will be limited, regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status; for example, visitors should not walk around the hallways of the facility and should go directly to and from the resident’s room or designated visitation area.
- Visitors will need to check-in at the Nurse’s Station prior to entering any patient or resident room.
Visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not permitted to visit and will be asked to leave if still within the isolation period (within 10 days of their positive test).
When visiting, please follow all required precautions to prevent patients and staff from exposure:
- Maintain 6 feet distance from others
- Perform hand hygiene as requested
- Follow the directions of hospital staff
Visitation guidelines are subject to frequent change. On behalf of our staff and patients, we thank you for your understanding and compliance.