Dear Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center Visitors,
On December 31st, 2021, an order was issued by the State Public Health Officer of the California Department of Public Health in regards to indoor visitation for individuals residing in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The intention of the order is to limit the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19 within these facilities. It is the goal of Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center to create and maintain an environment in which all residents, visitors, and staff members are protected against the potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 while still promoting and encouraging high quality visitation between facility residents and their loved ones. Effective January 7th, 2022, the following changes will be made to the visitation practices of Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center:
- To qualify for indoor visitation, visitors must:
- Be considered up to date on COVID-19 vaccination which is defined as having received an initial vaccine series in addition to a booster dose when eligible; AND
- Provide evidence of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test within one day of visitation for antigen (rapid) tests or within two days of visitation for PCR tests.
- Visitors who do not meet the above requirements unfortunately cannot be permitted to visit indoors. Exceptions for extenuating circumstances such as end of life care or other compassionate situations will be evaluated by facility administration on a case by case basis to best promote the safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff while doing our best to meet the psychosocial and spiritual needs of our residents.
- Visitors who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, booster-eligible but have yet to receive a booster dose, or those whose vaccination status cannot be determined will instead be offered opportunities for outdoor visitation (weather permitting) and remote visitation. In the event this is not able to be facilitated, in-room visitation may be arranged so long as the visit can occur in a private setting (ie. resident’s room without roommate present).These visitors must provide evidence of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test within one day of visitation for antigen (rapid) tests or within two days of visitation for PCR tests.
- All visitors, regardless of indoor visitation or outdoor visitation, must:
- Wear a well-fitting face mask (surgical mask or higher preferred) upon entry and at all times within the facility.
- Wear any other person protective equipment (PPE) while in the resident’s room that facility personnel deem appropriate to the situation.
- Physically distance from health care personnel, other residents, and other visitors that are not part of their group at all times while in the facility.
- Any visitor who has tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days of the scheduled visit will be required to produce a copy of the positive test results including the date the test was performed. This is necessary for the facility to determine not only if the individual’s quarantine period has been fulfilled, but also to determine when COVID testing should be resumed for visitation purposes. An individual determined to still be potentially infectious will be required to reschedule visitation.
We at Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center understand that these requirements may feel burdensome, and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with these changes. For your convenience, Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center will still provide surgical face masks, protective eyewear, and other personal protective equipment as necessary, and we will continue to provide onsite COVID-19 testing prior to visitation appointments when required. These updated requirements for visitation are subject to change based upon local, state, and federal guidance. Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center will continue to strive to provide resident-focused visitation to meet the needs of the residents and visitors while still promoting a safe environment for all residents, visitors, and staff. Thank you all for your continued patience and cooperation during this pandemic.
Free parking is provided for patients and their visitors, 24 hours a day, in all hospital lots. If you would like help finding us, see our driving directions page.
All visitors, including resident family and friends, volunteers, consultants, contractors, and government representatives, are required to abide by the center’s smoking policy.
Consider joining the center’s Resident Council. A Resident Council is, in effect, a consumer advocate group. It is typically comprised of residents’ relatives and friends. Resident council meetings are usually held monthly. Typically, a staff member of the center serves in an advisory capacity, rather than assuming a membership role. The council focuses on several established goals centered on protecting and improving quality of life, both within the facility and within the long term care system as a whole. The council works to give Residents a voice in decisions that affect them and their loved ones. Resident councils may organize events or offer support to new residents and their families.
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Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center
1000 Executive Parkway
Oroville, CA 95966