Latest Updates

Intermountain Updates Visitation Guidelines at all Hospital and Clinic Locations

The ongoing safety of patients, caregivers, and our communities remains Intermountain Healthcare’s top priority. In response to the changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Intermountain Healthcare Facilities in Idaho and Utah will adjust its visitation guidelines starting May 22, 2020 at 7:00am.  Learn more about the new guidelines here.

Screening Updates

On April 1, Intermountain facilities will begin to implement a questionnaire for visitors, patients, and caregivers. This screening process reduces the risk of exposure helps keep our communities healthy and safe from the spread of COVID-19. Some facilities have already implemented these changes, and others plan to implement over the coming days.

Once implemented, this process will be required of all patients, guests, and caregivers (clinical and non-clinical staff) in all Intermountain care facilities before entering clinical areas. This includes some brief questions developed by our infection prevention partners.

Intermountain Adding Screening Locations for COVID-19

Utah is currently seeing increased COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) cases in hot spots throughout the state. To help understand the prevalence of infection, Intermountain Healthcare will offer community screening and testing locations in the most affected communities as the need arises. Click here to learn more.

Governor Declares State of Emergency

On Friday, March 6th Governor Herbert declared a State of Emergency for Utah. Declaring a State of Emergency does not indicate that our state is in distress. We are in a state of readiness. This is a practice Utah has done in the past (for example in advance of wildfire season every year). Utah is taking this preemptive step now so that we can all prepare for a potential increased demand on our health services and resources. Click here for more information

Utah Department of Health is Monitoring COVID-19 Situation

The Utah Department of Health is actively monitoring an outbreak caused by COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) first identified in Wuhan, China. This outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to expand in China and other countries. It is now in the United States.