Oroville Hospital Welcomes Visitors
Oroville Hospital welcomes visitors and recognizes the important role a friendly, familiar face can play in speeding patients toward recovery. Though due to the rising rates of COVID-19 and the prevalence of highly contagious variants, California Public Health Department is now requiring all hospital visitors to either show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative test.
What is my vaccination status?
Individuals are considered fully vaccinated:
- two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) OR
- two weeks or more after they have received the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Individuals are considered partially vaccinated:
- when they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, but do not meet the definition of "fully vaccinated" above.
Types of vaccination proof that we accept:
- Completed COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control & Prevention or WHO Yellow Card) which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date the last dose was administered; OR
- A print or digital copy of a completed Vaccination Record Card; OR
- Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider.
Types of negative COVID-19 tests that we accept:
Visitors who are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinate must show proof of negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test within 1 day of visiting, or a negative PCR test within 2 days of visiting. After the initial negative test, repeat testing is required every 3 days.
For patient drop-offs and discharges:
If there is no proof of vaccination for visitors or rides, patients will be received at the front door for admission and brought outside for discharge.
- The state of California only allows exemptions for patients in critical condition when death may be imminent, in emergency situations, to the parent or guardian of pediatric patients, support person for labor and delivery patients, and support person for intellectual, developmental or cognitively impaired patients.
- For subsequent visits following the emergent situation, or as soon as reasonably possible, these visitors must comply with the vaccine verification or negative testing requirements within 72 hours.
- Not currently included in this visitor restriction: ambulatory (lab/radiology) and outpatient care facilities.
Visiting hours are from 9 am - 7 pm
(Intensive Care Unit Visiting Hours: 11 am - 7 pm)
- All visitors are required to be correctly masked for the duration of their visit
- Visitors and support people are only permitted if they do not have symptoms of illness (such as fever, runny nose, cough and shortness of breath)
- Visitors are not permitted for adult COVID-19 positive patients while the patient is in enhanced droplet/contact precautions, including in the Emergency Department.
- Visitors must check-in at the front main entrance or back entrance where they will be screened and given a visitor badge.
- Up to 1 visitor is allowed to visit per day. (The number of visits for the visitor will not be limited)
- Visitors under the age of 12 are not permitted.
- No outside food or drinks are allowed to be brought in for patients.
Visitors to Emergency Department Patients
- No visitors are allowed for patients with COVID-19 symptoms or influenza-like illness, unless the visitor is required to deliver clinical care.
- Otherwise, adult patients can have 1 designated visitor at the bedside. This visitor must remain at the bedside and cannot rotate with others.
- For pediatric patients, 2 asymptomatic legal guardians are allowed, and must remain at the bedside.
- Visitors under the age of 18 are not permitted.
Visitors to Labor and Delivery Patients
- Labor and delivery patients can have up to 2 support person(s) with them and 1 pre-approved doula during the labor and delivery process.
- COVID-19 positive patients can have 1 support person with them throughout the entire stay.
Visitors to Pediatric Patients
- All pediatric patients may have 2 designated visitors.
- 1 designated visitor may be present 24 hours at the bedside.
- Patients who have an appointment at laboratory, or radiology may have 1 support person with them.
- Patients having procedures that require an escort; the escort will need to be vaccinated or show proof of a negative test within 72 hours.