COVID-19 Updated Visitor Information
San Dimas Community Hospital follows CDPH and CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19 recommendations. Visitors are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. Masking is recommended in health care settings, but not required.
Wearing a mask is still important
In addition, wearing a mask is increasingly important for those who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19, and as the risk for transmission increases in the community. Examples of settings where it may be important to wear a mask:
In indoor public settings where people who are older or have medical conditions that put them at higher risk of severe illness may reside or are cared for (such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and long term-care facilities).
In crowded indoor public settings that may have poor ventilation, including public transportation and other congregate settings.
LA County Vaccination and Masking Guidance for Healthcare Settings
- Masking remains required for all healthcare workers providing patient care or working in patient care areas. In other facility locations, employees are not required to mask.
- Visitors and patients are not required to wear masks, although masks remain strongly recommended.
- Vaccination coverage (primary series + 1 booster) continues to be required for all healthcare workers except those employees assigned to 100% telework who are never present at healthcare facilities.
The vaccination and masking policy will be re-assessed by September 2023 to take into account updated FDA and CDC guidance regarding the timing of the COVID vaccination series and risks associated with COVID infection.