We continue to have a universal symptom screening process in place for everyone who enters our hospitals. This means that all staff, medical staff and visitors, will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19, exposure to COVID 19, and will have their temperature taken at the facility entrance.

All non-emergency patients will be screened at the facility entrance, while emergency (ED) patients will be screened as the clinical situation allows.

Exposure screening questions

  • Do you live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • Have you been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days without wearing a mask or other protective gear?

Symptom screening questions

Have you had any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours?

  • Fever of 100 degrees or higher
  • Flu-like symptoms, including:
    • Shaking
    • Chills
    • Muscle aches
    • Fatigue
    • Headaches
  • New symptoms of any of the following:
    • Sore throat (not related to seasonal allergies)
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Cough
    • Loss of sense of smell or taste
    • Congestion or runny nose (not related to seasonal allergies)
  • Diarrhea or vomiting

*Symptoms are subject to change as we learn more about COVID19

You will see signage posted at facility entrances regarding our screening procedures and visitor restrictions.

If a visitor has a fever or answers yes to any of the screening questions, they will not be able to enter our facilities. In addition to visitor screening, we are following additional guidelines for staff screening, including testing and isolation, for any member of our staff exhibiting symptoms.

Once inside the facility

Everyone who enters one of our hospitals is expected to frequently perform hand hygiene; limit their interactions with others in the facility; restrict their visit to the patient’s room or other location designated by the facility. We ask that you bring your own mask if you are not a patient. You may be offered personal protective equipment (PPE) as supply allows.

Concerned About COVID-19?

Take this SCL Health COVID-19 Risk Assessment to learn more about the virus, check symptoms, and connect with one of our medical providers.

Start the Risk Assessment