St. Lukes institutes temporary “No Visitor” policy at all hospitals

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s is immediately instituting a temporary “No Visitors” rule at all hospitals in our health system following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations on social distancing and to protect our valued patients, clinicians, caregivers, and staff.

 The following exceptions will be made to the no visitors rule:

  • When the patient is a minor (under the age of 18)
  • When the patient is in labor & delivery
  • When the patient requires assistance to move through the hospital
  • When the patient is confused or developmentally disabled
  • When the patient is undergoing a procedure with conscious sedation
  • When the patient requires transportation to a long-term or skilled nursing facility
  • When the patient is at the end of life

Please contact the department supervisor if you have any questions.

Please note, any individual granted an exception who screens positive will not be allowed to enter.

Saint Luke’s encourages those who wish to visit to connect with loved ones in other ways such as phone calls, text, email, social media, and video chat.

Public entrances

To help implement these important restrictions, Saint Luke’s is limiting public hospital entrances to Main Entrances, Emergency Room Entrances, Clinic Entrances, and a single loading/receiving dock.

At each of these entrances, everyone will be screened for cough, fever, and other cold/flu symptoms as well as the reason for their visit. This applies to all vendors, contractors, volunteers, and non-SLHS providers. 

Patients

Patients coming in for appointments or seeking treatment will also be screened upon arrival before proceeding to their locations. If they are experiencing respiratory symptoms, they will be asked to wear a mask while inside. 

Long-Term Care

Bishop Spencer Place

We are asking family and other visitors to postpone visits to Bishop Spencer Place.

Please consider using the phone, email, Facebook, and other options instead of an in-person visit, if possible. We certainly don’t want this time to be isolating for anyone, but we want to be diligent in our efforts to not introduce illnesses into our community.

York and Coventry Criteria Updates:

At this time, no visitors will be allowed in York and Coventry, except for end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential to the resident’s emotional well-being and care. These visitors will be required to enter through York, wear a mask, restrict their visit to the resident’s room, and meet all of the following screening criteria:

  • Temperature of less than 100 degrees
  • No signs or symptoms of respiratory infections, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
  • No contact within past 14 days with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or who has been ill with a respiratory illness
  • No travel within the past 14 days internationally to countries identified by CDC
  • Does not reside in a community where the community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring

Madison and Jefferson Visitor Guidelines:

We are asking all visitors to use the Madison and Jefferson entrances—if you have a key card, it is temporarily disabled. A concierge will be stationed at these doors to greet and screen all visitors, asking everyone upon arrival about current or recent symptoms. Visitors 14 and under will not be permitted at Bishop Spencer Place.

To help protect our residents and team members, all visitors will be required to meet all of the following screening questions before entering our community:

  • Temperature of less than 100 degrees
  • No signs or symptoms of respiratory infections, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
  • No contact within past 14 days with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or who has been ill with a respiratory illness
  • No travel within the past 14 days internationally to countries identified by CDC
  • Does not reside in a community where a community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring

Learn more at bishopspencerplace.org

Residential Living Center

At this time, no visitors will be allowed at the Residential Living Center, except for end-of-life situations or when a visitor is essential to the resident’s emotional well-being and care. These visitors will be required to enter through the main entrance, wear a mask, restrict their visit to the resident’s room, and meet all of the following screening criteria:

  • Temperature of less than 100 degrees
  • No signs or symptoms of respiratory infections, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat
  • No contact within past 14 days with anyone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or who is under investigation for COVID-19, or who has been ill with a respiratory illness
  • No travel within the past 14 days internationally to countries identified by CDC
  • Does not reside in a community where a community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring