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As the number of cases in the Bay Area grows, it’s critical to minimize avoidable exposure to COVID-19 whenever possible. For that reason, visitors are no longer allowed in Stanford hospitals, clinics and other outpatient locations.
Exemptions to this policy include:
One parent/guardian per day allowed for patients under the age of 18
One adult allowed to be present with patients who do not have/are not suspected of having COVID-19 and are at the end of their life
One support person allowed to be present with patients with physical, intellectual, or development disabilities and/or cognitive impairments when deemed medically necessary
One caregiver who needs training to care for patients at home
Please talk with the patient’s care team for details.
Those visitors admitted must follow all required precautions to prevent patients and staff from exposure, including:
Will be met at the facility entrance by a staff member and screened for symptoms prior to entry
Must be asymptomatic for COVID-19 and not be a suspected or recently confirmed case
Will be provided a mask and must wear it at all times
Will be escorted to the unit by a staff member
Must stay in the room and comply with SHC instructions on personal protective equipment and hand hygiene
May leave the room and return once during their visit
Are expected to leave the hospital after their visit (i.e. not spend the night)
On behalf of our staff and patients, we thank you for your understanding and compliance.