Covid-19 visitor guidelines

The health and well-being of our community remains the top priority at Adventist Health and Rideout. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made temporary changes to our Visitation Policy to ensure the safety of every patient, visitor and caregiver. These visitation changes are based on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

These temporary visitation changes will remain in place until further notice:

  • Visitors may enter between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Visitors must be 16 years of age or older. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All visitors and patients must wear a mask that fully covers their mouth and nose.
  • All visitors will self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and have their temperature taken via thermal camera. Visitors must be free of COVID-19 symptoms and cannot have a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection in the past 14 days.
  • All visitors of an inpatient area must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 24-hours (antigen test) or 48-hours (PCR test). Several testing sites are located in Yuba and Sutter County.
  • Visitors may take a rapid antigen test at the hospital main entrance or the Emergency Department entrance at the time of their visit. Visitors must bring their own antigen test with them. The test must have the FDA Emergency Use Authorization approval statement printed on the box. *These tests are not available for purchase on site.
    • Following the test kit instructions, the visitors will perform their own test (i.e., conduct their own nasal swab) in the present of an Adventist Health and Rideout screening associate.
    • Visitors with positive results will not be allowed entry and will be urged to connect with their loved one via telephone or video call (virtual visitation).
    • For multiple consecutive visitations, visitors are required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test every third day.
  • Patient care areas may have up to two visitors at a time. All visitors/support persons must comply with any additional instructions for personal protective equipment while in the patient’s room.
  • The patient’s care team will consider exceptions to these guidelines as appropriate.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to keep our patients, visitors and caregivers safe.

For department-specific visiting guidelines, please click here.