COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Visitor Information

The rules for visiting patients at Blanchard Valley Health System facilities can change at any time, depending on what's happening with the pandemic and current government health orders. Please check this page for the latest information before you go.

This is a challenging time and it can be hard not to have visitors. If you are a patient, we suggest you bring a smartphone or laptop to help communicate with the important people in your life. If you do not have access to a smartphone or laptop, tell us so we can try to help.


Masks

All visitors must wear masks over their nose and mouth, and under their chin at all times when indoors. Cloth and gator masks are no longer permitted for visitors and patients. All visitors and patients are required to wear a surgical/procedure mask. Visitors and patients will be given an appropriate mask when they check-in at the entrances of BVHS facilities. Masks are also required outside in a small zone around our doorways. Visitors who do not comply with these rules will be asked to leave the premises.


Screening

To enter you must:

Have a temperature less than 100° and no flu-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain or sore throat)

Any visitor who screens positive may not enter any BVHS facility.


Current Visitation Guidelines

EFFECTIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2022

We have different levels of restrictions based on how severe the current level of spread is in the area.

Visitation Guidelines During COVID-19 Outbreak Overview

Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines at BVHS

In accordance with the updated guidelines, all BVHS visitors are required to:

  • Wear a mask at all times, this includes time spent in the room of a loved one. The health system will provide an appropriate mask. Masks must cover the nose, mouth and chin.

  • Wash hands or use hand sanitizer every time they enter or exit a patient room.

We’re currently at a yellow level of restriction.

You can download a PDF version of the visitor guidelines here.

 Blue: Low transmission  |  0 - 10 cases per 100K
 Yellow: Moderate transmission  |  10 - 50 cases per 100K
 Orange: Substantial transmission  |  50 - 99.9 cases per 100K
 Red: High transmission  |  100 - 199 cases per 100K

 Purple: Community spread of 200 cases per 100K
 and/or BVHS Triggers Met