Hospital visitation guidelines
Effective January 5, 2022
With the COVID-19 omicron variant surging throughout the county and nationally, hospital leadership has chosen to close our hospitals to visitors in order to protect the health and wellness of our patients and staff. The variant is severely impacting the operations of hospitals and health centers throughout the United States. Early this month, the country registered 1 million new COVID-19 cases in a single day dramatizing the contagious nature of the strain.
For these reasons and others, Emanate Health has restricted visitations until further notice at Inter-Community Hospital in Covina, Queen of the Valley Hospital in West Covina and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora.
Emanate Health will provide alternative methods for patients to communicate with loved ones, including FaceTime and phone calls.
Visitation is not allowed for inpatients, Emergency Department patients and patients undergoing procedures or tests.
For Surgical Patients
- All patients coming for surgery will be allowed one visitor who can stay with the patients until they undergo surgery.
- Patients who have an outpatient surgery will be allowed one visitor after the surgery is complete.
- Patients who have an inpatient surgery may have one visitor for one hour on the day of surgery.
Exceptions will be made for end-of-life, pediatric patients who are under the age of 17 or patients that are disabled and require a caregiver. Exceptions must be approved by the House Supervisor or Charge Nurse.
The Family Birth & Newborn Center will allow one support person. NICU patients will be allowed one designated visitor at one time.
The Pediatric Unit will continue to allow 2 visitors.
All approved visitors must comply with vaccine or testing requirements per CDPH.