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Per the CDC’s most recently guidelines, mask requirements remain in place for all healthcare locations.

COVID-19 and Visitor Guidelines (as of Friday, Sept. 10, 2021)

PLEASE NOTE: Per the CDC’s most recent guidelines, mask requirements remain in place for all healthcare locations.

  • All employees, visitors and patients will be screened for symptoms and must have a temperature lower than 100°.
  • Visitors are welcome between 2 p.m. - 8 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Unlimited visitors are allowed during the visiting hour period of time. Only one visitor is allowed at a time within the patient units.
  • Masks must be worn at all times within the facility—including private patient rooms.
  • No visitors are allowed to visit patients who are on precautions due to testing positive for COVID-19 (case by case exceptions may be made).

Masks are required at all times while in one of our facilities—including all provider practice locations and in patient rooms. All visitors must adhere to the screening and masking policy.

Patient Escort Guidance

  • Visitors and patient escorts need to be at least 18 years old (case by case exceptions may be made).
  • After a patient has been seen in the triage area—patient escorts/visitors will be asked to wait outside of the facility until your loved one is moved to a patient room. Once your loved one is placed in a patient room—you will be notified so you may join them.
  • Patient escorts will be allowed at all times for patients who are underage.
  • Due to space limitations, only one visitor/escort is allowed at a time in the Emergency Department.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient's room the entire time of the visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital. If a visitor does not comply with these restrictions, they must be asked to leave.

If you have questions, please call us at 207-907-1000.

About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring the spread of Coronavirus, also called COVID-19. We are here to provide the information and care you need and want to ensure our community stays safe and healthy.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a recently discovered coronavirus that causes respiratory illness that can spread from person-to-person. It was first identified during an outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

How is St. Joseph Healthcare prepared for COVID-19?

We are committed to following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s precautions and screening guidelines to care for our residents and visitors. We are a part of a multidisciplinary, systemwide task force across Covenant Health-member organizations that is carefully monitoring this situation and developing strategies to be prepared, along with local, state and federal officials.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Individuals with COVID-19 may have mild to severe respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, and new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Some people, usually the elderly or immunocompromised, may experience more severe complications, such as pneumonia.

What can I do to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

You can take basic precautions and practice good prevention practices, including:

  • If you feel sick, stay home and avoid travel.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick or have flu-like symptoms.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your sleeve or a tissue. Then, discard the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces with a household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Do I need a face mask?

Face masks should be used in social settings and when in public. Cloth face coverings should:

  • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • be secured with ties or ear loops
  • include multiple layers of fabric
  • allow for breathing without restriction
  • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility). Please do not hoard medical-grade face masks.

Is there treatment for COVID-19?

Currently, there is no specific treatment for mild cases of COVID-19. Treatments exist for more severe cases that lead to hospitalization, and these are available and used currently throughout our system’s hospitals.

What should I do if I think I am sick with COVID-19?

First, avoid visiting our patients, residents and public places. If you feel sick, have any of the above listed symptoms, and especially if you have shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

English is not my primary language. Where can I get more information?

Click the links below to view a video, offered in several languages, from the CDC about COVID-19:

Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

Here are some useful links from the CDC that we have curated to help answer your most common questions:

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the CDC’s website.



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