COVID-19 What we're doing to help keep you safe
As global and domestic cases of COVID-19 and its variants rise, we have implemented additional measures at our hospital and clinics to help protect the health of everyone we serve.
We are actively monitoring updates and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health departments.
We have procedures in place should a patient present with symptoms. Screening protocols have been activated, and any individual who meets the criteria established by the CDC and depending on severity, is placed in isolation either at home or admitted and local health departments are notified to assist with further testing.
We are also carefully monitoring supply chain issues to ensure adequate personal protection equipment (PPE) and other supplies are available as demand increases.
Rules for Visiting Patients
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rules for Visiting Patients fall into four color categories: Non-Pandemic, Latent Pandemic, Phase 1 Pandemic, and Phase 2 Pandemic. Review the diagram below to see the rules and understand the restrictions for each color level.
How Visitation Levels Are Determined
The Incident Command team will recommend moving to more restrictive color visitation levels when criteria for a stricter visitation are met. The same team will recommend moving to less restrictive color visitation levels when all the criteria for the lower level are met.
Note that the Rules for Visiting Patients at Barrett Hospital & HealthCare can change at any time, depending on what's happening with the COVID-19 pandemic and on government health orders.
Please contact 406-683-3000 for the latest visitation color category before you travel to our locations. Thank you for understanding that safety for patients, guests, coworkers, and community continues to be our priority.