To help keep patients, caregivers, and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Intermountain Healthcare is changing visitor guidelines at its hospitals, clinics, and InstaCare locations.
“While these changes may create challenging situations for some people, it is a necessary and appropriate step given the anticipated growth in the number of cases of COVID-19. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time that we’re working to ensure the safety of our patients, caregivers, and community,” said Mark Briesacher, MD, chief physician executive for Intermountain.
The updated restrictions mean those coming to an Intermountain facility will be screened before entering. This includes a temperature and symptom check. No visitor displaying symptoms of illness or who is suspected of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be allowed to enter the facility.
“We know being physically apart is difficult for patients and their families and friends—particularly during a hospital stay when having loved ones near gives patients comfort and peace. We recognize the significant sacrifice families and friends are making to support the visitor guidelines. We encourage people to be creative with phones and iPads and stay connected through technology with their loved ones,” said Dr. Briesacher.
"We all hold an important public health responsibility during these unprecedented times, and your support in our response to COVID-19 is invaluable to preserving the health and safety of our community."
Due to the rapidly evolving situation during the COVID-19 pandemic, the most up-to-date visitor restrictions will be reflected here:
To help keep patients, caregivers, and the community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Intermountain is changing visitor guidelines at its hospitals, clinics, and InstaCare locations.