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Planning a visit to a hospital or nursing home? You’ll need to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID test (taken within the last 72 hours). You’ll also need to wear a mask at all times. Share the following fact sheet (PDF) and social media messages (PDF) with your communities, to help people prepare themselves for a visit to the hospital. This material is downloadable and shareable. 

Fact Sheet - Requirements for Visitors to Healthcare Settings

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Requirements for Visitors to Healthcare Settings - English (PDF)

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 Requirements for Visitors to Healthcare Settings - English, Spanish (PDF)


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English

Planning a visit to a hospital or nursing home?
You'll need to show... proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Exceptions include the following (but no longer than 72 hours)If you're visiting someone in critical condition and death may be imminent.If you're a parent/guardian of a child seeking emergency care.If you're supporting a labor and delivery patient or visiting for baby bonding.Planning a visit to a hospital or nursing home?
If you're a support person for someone with a disability who is seeking emergency care.If you're supporting someone during a hospital visit for outpatient services.If you're on duty as a fire, police, or ambulance worker. a visit to a hospital or nursing home?
But one thing is necessary for all visitors... a well-fitting face covering must be worn at all times.

Spanish

¿Planeas visitar un hospital o residencia para adultos de la tercera edad?
Deberás mostrar... tu prueba de vacunación o una prueba de COVID negativa
Las excepciones incluyen lo siguiente (pero por no más de 72 horas...
•	Si eres una persona de apoyo para una persona con alguna discapacidad que necesita atención de emergencia
•	Si estás apoyando a alguien durante una visita al hospital para un servicio ambulatorio
•	Si eres bombero, policía o eres personal de ambulancia en servicio
Pero una cosa es necesaria para todos los visitantes... deben utilizar una mascarilla bien ajustada en todo momento..





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