Active visitor restrictions in place
To protect our patients, guests and caregivers, effective Monday, March 9, the hospital will be limiting public entrance to only the main entrance (from 5:00am-7:00pm weekdays), and the ER entrance (after hours and on weekends). When visitors or patients arrive on campus, they should utilize those entrances. Greeters will be screening at those entrances with a list of basic questions to help ensure that individuals who might spread the virus get the care they need while not exposing patients, staff and other guests.
To help reduce the spread of respiratory illness, HealthONE Denver-area hospitals have restricted all non-essential visitors. We will allow the following exceptions only:
- One-two parents or guardians for infants and pediatric patients
- One parent or guardian overnight for pediatric patients and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) babies
- One support person for laboring mothers/new moms
- Visitors with cold or flu symptoms are not allowed to enter the facility.
- One support person for patients with disabilities or impairments warranting assistance
- One patient advocate pre-/post-surgery
Please note that any individual who screens positive will not be allowed in our facilities – no exceptions.
We understand that this policy is difficult for patients and visitors and this decision was not made lightly. However, we must make these new restrictions out of an abundance of caution to keep our patients and caregivers as safe as possible.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we stay committed to the health and well-being of our patients, caregivers and all those we serve during the COVID-19 outbreak.
At Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, and across our HCA Healthcare network, we’re no stranger to threats. We deal with them daily.
With coronavirus (COVID-19), the safety of Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children patients and visitors remains our top priority. We regularly treat patients with infectious diseases and our clinical teams are highly trained in infection prevention protocols. Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments in partnership with our local and state health departments and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and include:
- Shortness of breath
What can I do to protect myself and others?
Public health officials recommend the following steps to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including influenza and COVID-19:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often, using either soap and water or alcohol-based hand gel for at least 20 seconds
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
For additional information and ongoing updates on COVID-19, please refer to local and state health departments and the CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) hub.
Frequently asked questions
- Stay home when you feel sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth, because this is where viruses can enter.
- Always cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw that tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
- Every patient, visitor and vendor is screened outside of our primary lobbies, ER entrances and loading docks.
- Points of entry to our facilities have been limited.
- As we often do during heavy influenza outbreaks, visitor restrictions have been instituted in patient care areas.
- We have done, and continue to do, deep cleaning throughout all of our care sites.
- Our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to coordinate daily communication and response across all of our hospitals.
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