March 12 COVID-19 Update
Kaweah Delta is committed to the continued safety and health of all employees,
patients, visitors, particularly as our organization monitors the growing
spread of the COVID-19 virus domestically and internationally. Here are
some of the latest developments in our plan to ensure the health and safety
of our staff, patients, and visitors remain our top priority:
District-Wide: Effective Friday, March 13 at 4 p.m., we will be limiting patients to
one visitor in all areas of the district. Exceptions will be limited for
end-of-life patients. For a list of our locations, click
Emergency Department: One visitor allowed per patient; must not be exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19
as recommended by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Exceptions will be limited for end-of-life patients.
Transitional Care and Subacute Units: No visitors with limited exceptions for end-of-life patients. These units
are located at 1633 S. Court Street in Visalia.
Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital (inpatients): The inpatient units at the rehabilitation hospital are limiting visitation
to approved visitors only. This includes those who are scheduled for family
training, providing translation assistance, or picking up a patient at
discharge.Kaweah Delta’s Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 840
S. Akers St., Visalia.
Visiting Hours: Regular visiting hours remain in effect 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; no visitors
after 9 p.m. unless patient is end-of-life or in labor.
Medical Center Entrance Change
Effective at 4 p.m., on March 13, the Mineral King entrance (400 W. Mineral
King Ave.) will be open only to Emergency Department and Obstetric patients;
all other patients will need to enter through Acequia Wing entrance, 305
W. Acequia Ave. Valet parking will remain at 400 W. Mineral King Ave.,
but patients/visitors who choose to use this service will need to walk
to enter the Medical Center through the Acequia Wing. The Surgery Center
entrance will be limited to Surgery Center and Endoscopy patients. Security/staff
will monitor these entrances.
All scheduled events that bring groups of individuals from outside the
organization to Kaweah Delta locations are postponed until further notice.
Beginning on Monday, March 16, for their health and safety, Kaweah Delta
Hospital Guild members will temporarily cease volunteer services. Additionally,
we have removed high school student volunteers from our campus.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and
symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing,
please call your primary physician and 2-1-1. Your physician will connect
with Tulare County Public Health to determine testing. Tulare County Public
Health Officer: 559-685-5720 or 559-471-7092 after hours and weekends.
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