Effective October 04, 2022
Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley is required to follow orders from the California Department of Public Health:
All hospital visitors of inpatients no longer need to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative antigen test to visit.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our hospital safe for our patients and staff.
The CDC's recent guidance for masking does not apply to health care facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
- Please follow all staff instructions.
- All visitors must be healthy and pass screening for COVID-19.
- Visitors may wear their own mask but the following will apply:
- If you have a cloth mask, you will be asked to wear a procedural mask over it.
- If you have a procedure mask, you will be offered a new mask at the front entrance.
- If your mask has an exhalation valve, you may change to a new procedure mask, or wear a procedure mask over the N95, covering the exhalation valve.
- Caregivers, visitors and patients presenting to the hospital who request to continue wearing their own respirator (including KN95) will be allowed to enter unless the mask has an exhalation valve or is visibly soiled.
- Stay 6 feet from others, including the patient you are visiting.
- Use hand sanitizer when you enter and leave the patient's room. Wash hands often.
- Patient and/or visitor may not eat or drink during visit.
- Visitors who do not comply with these requirements or exhibit other behavior that endangers the health or safety of patients or staff will be asked to leave and may have future visitation revoked.
Who can visit?
COVID-19 Negative or COVID-Cleared Patients:
- Two (2) visitors will be allowed at a time. The patient does not have to designate specific visitors.
- Note: For patients in a shared (semi-private) room, visiting hours and rules may be different.
COVID-19 Negative or COVID-Cleared Patients at end of life:
- End of life is defined as imminent death of the patient usually within 24-72 hours.
- Up to two (2) visitors at a time are allowed to sit vigil. Each unit manager to determine total number of visitors in a day and duration of each visit.
Inpatient COVID-19 Positive or Pending Test Results
- One (1) visitor is allowed and does not need to be designated.
COVID-19 Patients at End of Life:
- May have up to two (2) visitors at a time.
- Recommended visit duration of 15 minutes, possibly up to one (1) hour.
- The total number of visitors that can be accommodated at one time and for what duration, will be determined by each unit manager and will be subject to the ability to maintain social distancing.
AMBULATORY ENVIRONMENT (Clinics, labs, diagnostics, and testing that is not done in the hospital)
- One (1) visitor will be allowed to accompany the patient:
INTERVENTIONAL/SAME DAY PROCEDURES ON CAMPUS
- One (1) visitor will be allowed to accompany the patient.
- One (1) visitor will be allowed at a time.
- During labor, two (2) support persons are allowed.
- One certified professional doula may attend 24/7 from admission until delivery in addition to support persons per above.
- Two (2) visitors are allowed.
- One (1) caregiver may stay the night.
- Once infant is stabilized, two (2) visitors are allowed.
When can people visit?
- Visiting hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Visits during mealtimes or treatments and procedures are strongly discouraged.