Mask requirements and hospital visitation
ProHealth Care strives to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure a safe environment for patients, employees and visitors.
Medical-grade masks must be worn at all times by employees and everyone else who enters a ProHealth hospital, clinic or other location. Acceptable options are surgical masks and N95 or KN95 masks. These masks are more effective than cloth face coverings in preventing the spread of the virus. If needed, surgical masks will be made available for patients and visitors.
With the decline in the number of COVID-19 hospital admissions and positive test results, ProHealth has returned to an open visitation policy at all hospitals. There are no restrictions on how many visitors a hospital patient may have. There also is no minimum age requirement for visitors.
These changes recognize the important role that family members, friends, clergy and others play in the recovery process.
Hospital leaders may limit visitation in situations where they determine it is in the interest of a patient’s health and safety.
Visitors are asked to self-screen at the hospital entrances and to leave if they have a fever or other signs of illness.