Coronavirus is a highly contagious disease. Droplets from a sneeze can remain in the air for hours, or on some surfaces for days. In order to maintain the safest possible environment for patients and staff, the following precautions and visitor restrictions are in effect.
- Every individual entering any facility must be screened, including a brief interview and a temperature check. Everyone entering a WhidbeyHealth facility must wear a mask.
- Visitors accompanying patients to most services will be asked to wait in their car while we care for the patient, with the following exceptions:
- Moms in labor may have ONE designated support person who must remain at the Medical Center for the duration of their stay.
- Patients who are at the end-of-life may have two visitors.
- Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety) may have one visitor.
- Minor children being cared for may have one designated parent who must remain at the Medical Center for the duration of the child’s stay.
- Any supporting visitors who develop symptoms while in the facility will be asked to leave the Medical Center.