RiverView Health Policies Regarding COVID-19 Prevention
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) RiverView Health will implement the following policies starting Monday, March 16th:
- All patients and visitors need to enter the building through the North Entrance near the North Clinic Monday through Friday, 5:30 am-8 pm, and for weekend appointments in the North Clinic from 7 am to 1 pm. After hours, the Emergency Entrance (Door 3) should be used. Anyone requiring emergency care should drive into the ambulance garage and use the Emergency Entrance at all times.
- Patients are asked to attend appointments on their own, if possible. If assistance is needed, only one companion will be allowed in the building with each patient; this includes patients on the Inpatient Unit. The companion needs to stay with that patient at all times.
- Patients and visitors will be screened upon arrival. All individuals will be asked screening questions regarding recent travel to Level 3 areas (locations with widespread or ongoing community spread of COVID-19), cruise ship travel, and contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The following group events will not be held until further notice: health luncheons, CPR classes, Tai Chi, Dementia Caregiver Support Group, Diabetes Support Group, Celiac Support Group, childbirth classes, Prevent Type 2 Diabetes classes, and Cardiopulmonary Rehab Phase 3.
The circumstances regarding COVID-19 are ever-changing. Please continue to watch for updates. If you have questions regarding these policies or symptoms you may be experiencing, please call RiverView's 24/7 Coronavirus Nurse Screening Hotline at 218-470-7983.