WellSpan Health updates COVID-19 guidelines

WellSpan Health has modified COVID-19 guidelines for patients and visitors at its facilities, following a continuing decline in cases and hospitalizations. Mask wearing With the exception of some locations, patients and visitors who are asymptomatic and up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to wear a mask in care facilities. Signs will be posted at locations where masks are required.Patients seeking care at hospital emergency departments, urgent care sites and care practices who are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms should wear a mask.Visitors who are not up-to-date with COVID -19 vaccinations should wear a mask.Patient visitationThe health system is allowing open visitation of patients, with the exception of patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected of being positive pending test results.Patients with COVID-19 may designate two support persons for visitation, and only one support person may visit at a time. Approved visitors must wear personal protective equipment, which will be provided.People who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not visit patients, WellSpan said.WellSpan no longer updating COVID-19 dashboardNo new data will be added to WellSpan’s COVID-19 public dashboard. WellSpan said there are fewer than 20 COVID-19 patients across its health system. That is down from a peak of 559 patients on Jan. 10.With numbers so low, providing further information on cases could compromise patient privacy, WellSpan said.If hospitalizations were to increase in the future, WellSpan will consider sharing the data again.

WellSpan Health has modified COVID-19 guidelines for patients and visitors at its facilities, following a continuing decline in cases and hospitalizations.

mask wearing

With the exception of some locations, patients and visitors who are asymptomatic and up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations are not required to wear a mask in care facilities. Signs will be posted at locations where masks are required.

Patients seeking care at hospital emergency departments, urgent care sites and care practices who are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms should wear a mask.

Visitors who are not up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations should wear a mask.

patient visit

The health system is allowing open visitation of patients, with the exception of patients who are COVID-19 positive or suspected of being positive pending test results.

Patients with COVID-19 may designate two support persons for visitation, and only one support person may visit at a time. Approved visitors must wear personal protective equipment, which will be provided.

People who are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not visit patients, WellSpan said.

WellSpan no longer updating COVID-19 dashboard

No new data will be added to WellSpan’s COVID-19 public dashboard.

WellSpan said there are fewer than 20 COVID-19 patients across its health system. That is down from a peak of 559 patients on Jan. 10.

With numbers so low, providing further information on cases could compromise patient privacy, WellSpan said.

If hospitalizations were to increase in the future, WellSpan will consider sharing the data again.

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