Temperature Screening

Effective 4/15/2020

U of U Health is now conducting temperature screening for anyone—patients, employees, and staff—entering our hospitals, health centers, and clinics. When you arrive at one of our locations, we will ask you to stand in a line, six feet apart from each other.

If you have a temperature higher than 100.0º, we will be unable to let you enter the facility. We will refer you to see your primary care provider. You can also schedule a virtual visit.

Read the full announcement.

Visitor Policy

Revised 4/16/2020

Following guidelines from the CDC and Utah Department of Health, University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is taking aggressive and proactive measures in our hospitals, clinics, and community health centers to better protect patients, visitors, providers, and staff from the potential spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Beginning March 26, 2020 the following Visitor Policy will be in place until further notice at all U of U Health facilities:

NO ENTRY IS ALLOWED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL SUSPECTED OF COVID-19 OR HAS RECEIVED A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

For your protection and for the protection of others, NO ENTRY IS ALLOWED FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL SUSPECTED OF COVID-19 OR HAS RECEIVED A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED

NO VISITORS WILL BE ALLOWED in U of U Health inpatient, outpatient and ancillary facilities (i.e. family, companion, partner, support person, guardian, caregiver) except under the following circumstances:

Exceptions

End of Life Treatment or Care

  • Two (2) visitors only at a time.
  • Visitors will have a one-hour time limit, with the exception of one (1) partner/support person can remain for the duration of the individual passing.

Child Birth

  • Obstetric patients may have one (1) partner accompany them.
  • For the duration of birth admission, well newborns may have both parents present.
  • After discharge, newborns may have both the mother and support person accompany them to follow-up outpatient visits at 3-5 days and two weeks of life.
    Please note: The mother AND support person MUST wear the wristband worn during the inpatient stay.

One (1) Visitor Will Be Allowed Under the Following Circumstances

  • Patients with disruptive behavior, in which a family member is key to their care.
  • Patients who have altered mental status or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety/information).
  • All patients who are minors (under age 18) may have one visitor, parent, or guardian per day (no changing people).

U of U Health will regularly review and update our visitor policy as needed, which may include the addition of more restrictive guidelines. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

General Reminders

  • Before coming to any U of U Health facility for possible symptoms, utilize U of U Health’s Virtual Urgent Care service or contact the U of U Health Care Navigation team at 801-587-0712 or Toll Free: 844-745-9325.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by using a tissue or sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Stay at home if you are sick. (Please share this message among your family members, friends and neighbors.)

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