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RRH COVID-19 Advisory & Response: Visitor Policy Update (8.6.21)

RRH COVID-19 Advisory & Response: Visitor Policy Update (8.6.21)

California guidance for visitors in Acute Health Care and Long-Term Care Settings is changing drastically due to an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 across the state. Effective Wednesday, August 11, 2021, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital (RRH) will be updating its visitor policy in accordance with the State Public Health Officer Order, issued on August 5.

The new order will require the following from all visitors to be granted access to an RRH facility.

  1. Proof of being fully vaccinated – fully vaccinated means a person is two weeks from having received their last shot – two weeks from second shot with Pfizer and Moderna or two weeks from single dose Johnson & Johnson shot. RRH will be responsible for confirming this information at time of entry and will be verified by the following:

    a. COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (either CDC or WHO yellow card)

    b. A photo of a Vaccination Record Card

    c. Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider

    d. Digital record that includes a QR code that can be scanned

  2. Persons who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test (either antigen or PCR) that is within the last 72 hours.

No person will be allowed to enter who has fever or cold-like symptoms. All visitors are required to wear a mask.

With the increase of COVID in the community, RRH visitor guidelines will be restricted as outlined HERE.

RRH will continue to keep our visitors, patients, staff and community updated.

State Public Health Officer Order - Requirements for Visitors in Acute Health Care and Long-Term Care Settings.