All staff, visitors, vendors and patients are universal masking per organizational policy.
Symptom screening of visitors is occurring at all clinical sites.
There is adequate space in patient rooms for appropriate social distancing.
Symptomatic visitors will not be allowed to visit.
There is adequate PPE for patients, visitors and health care workers.
Visitor(s) that meet exception criteria are intended to be the same individuals for that particular day.
A thermal temperature scanner is used at some St. Luke's locations to record the temperature of visitors and staff members as they enter the facility. When you arrive, please move through the entrance at your normal pace and follow the line, single file. Note: There will be two lines, one for staff and one for visitors.
St. Luke’s has a policy of mandatory universal masking for patients, visitors, vendors and staff in all facilities. A mask will be provided to patients, visitors, and vendors entering a patient care facility and will be required in all patient care environments, as well as all common areas such as hallways, lobbies, waiting rooms, elevators, etc. If someone arrives with their own mask, they may continue to use it.
We are considering how this practice applies to non-COVID/PUI patients in their rooms, when they aren’t within 6 feet of anyone else. Specific guidelines and recommendations are being determined, but in the meantime, we're adhering to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations that these patients should continue to practice social distancing and masking when 6 feet of distance is not possible.