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Adventist Health St. Helena implements visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus

Adventist Health St. Helena implements visitor restrictions due to the coronavirus

From the Complete coronavirus coverage from the Napa Valley Register, St. Helena Star, and The Weekly Calistogan series
Adventist Health St. Helena hospital

Adventist Health St. Helena hospital

Adventist Health St. Helena is limiting visitors as part of the hospital’s COVID-19 preparedness efforts.

Visitors will not be allowed in the hospital except for circumstances such as the critically ill or end-of-life care. Only one visitor at a time will be allowed for those cases.

The hospital strongly encourages visitors to consider other means of support such as phone calls, video chat on cell phones or other mobile devices.

Entry points to the hospital are limited to the front entrance in order reduce foot traffic and support social distancing and infection prevention efforts.

Visitors should check in with our staff who will screen and guide everyone entering the building.

For those coming in for services in the clinics, emergency room or outpatient services such as laboratory and medical imaging: do not bring visitors.

Exceptions may be made for those who cannot come to their visits without assistance.

As part of social distancing guidelines to protect staff and patients, the hospital’s cafeteria is closed to the public.

“Our team is committed to the health and well-being of our community”, said Dr. Steven Herber, president of Adventist Health St. Helena. “We are taking these steps to ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.”

The hospital has activated its disaster response protocol and is taking adequate preparations and precautions so that they can continue to serve the community at this critical time, the hospital said in a news release.

For more information, contact the Adventist Health COVID-19 advice line: 844-542-8840 or visit

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Jennifer Huffman is the business editor and a general assignment reporter for the Napa Valley Register. I cover a wide variety of topics for the newspaper. I've been with the Register since 2005.

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