Surprise Valley Hospital follows the recommendations and mandates of the California Department of Public Health in regard to the requirements for visitors and Covid-19 vaccinations and testing. Per the Public Health Officer Order of August 5, 2021 the current indoor visitation requirements are:
“Completed Vaccination Series” refers to:
2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).
COVID-19 vaccines that are currently authorized for emergency use:
o By the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are listed at the FDA COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.
o By the World Health Organization (WHO), are listed at the WHO COVID-19 Vaccines webpage.
1. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control & Prevention or World Health Organization Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered); OR
2. A photo of a Vaccination Record Card as a separate document; OR
3. A photo of the client's Vaccination Record Card stored on a phone or electronic
4. Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider; OR
5. A digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card
reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors may use either PCR testing or antigen testing. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Surprise Valley Hospital tracks verified visitor vaccination status or documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test. Records of vaccination verification or documentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test will be made available, upon request, to the local health jurisdiction for purposes of case investigation.
Visitors of a patient in critical condition/end of life, where death may be imminent, are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements of the Public Health Officer’s August 5th 2021 order. For such persons the requirements below will still apply:
1. Wear a well-fitting face mask (a surgical mask or double masking is recommended) upon entry and at all times within the facility;
2. Wear any other personal protective equipment (PPE) while in the patient's room that facility personnel deem appropriate to the situation; and
3. Physically distance from health care personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not part of their group at all times while in the facility.
· All visitors must call & schedule their visit prior to arriving.
The above Visitation Requirements for residents is also addressed in the Surprise Valley Hospital Emergency Preparedness Plan.
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