Asante relaxes its visitor policy, but masks are still required
As pandemic restrictions ease in Oregon, Asante is responding in a way that continues to focus on employee and patient safety, while allowing small changes that will help improve our patients’ experience while hospitalized.
Beginning Thursday, July 22:
- Asante will now allow two visitors or support persons at a time in a patient’s room. An exception to this policy is for COVID-positive inpatients, with only one visitor or support person per day allowed in alignment with CDC recommendations.
- Visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted again; however, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- ATRMC and ARRMC cafeterias will be open again to visitors as well as employees. AACH’s cafeteria remains closed to visitors for now.
What is not changing:
- Masks must be worn by all persons within a health care facility (employees, visitors, contractors, volunteers, etc.).
- Screening for COVID-19 symptoms and related concerns will take place at hospital entrances.
- Hospital visitors will be given a sticker that identifies them as having been screened.
- Visitors are not allowed in the Behavioral Health Unit.
- For end-of-life situations, there is no daily restriction to the number of visitors, including for patients with COVID-19.
Additional information about entrance screening and visitation procedures can be found on myAsanteNET by searching policy 400-ACCR-QM-0022.
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