Indoor Visitation

Updated: 5/27/2022

For the safety of residents and staff, visitation policies during the COVID-19 public health emergency are in compliance with current recommendations Los Angeles Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We reserve the right to deny entry or ask to leave anyone who enters the facility with a positive viral test for COVID-19, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, meet the criteria of quarantine, and are unwilling or unable to adhere to the core practices of infection prevention.

  1. Visitation will be open daily from 9:00AM-5:00PM. All visitors must exit before 8:00PM.
  2. Due to space limitations, residents are permitted to receive (1) visitor at a time. Visitors must wait outside of the building if the resident already has a visitor in-room and they are discouraged from waiting in the lobby.
  3. There are no limitations to length of visitation if it’s within visitation hours.
  4. Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors are strongly encouraged to call our Activities Department to schedule outdoor visitation. If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated visitors wish to have indoor visits, we will request that they test negative for COVID-19 with a test provided by the facility.
    1. Alternate methods of visitation are offered in these situations, including video visitation (e.g. Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime).
      1. Facility devices are available for residents who do not have a personal device to conduct video visitation.
      2. Families and staff may request video visits by calling the facility.
    2. All visitors will be screened upon entry and shall be required to:
      1. Take their temperature in the lobby upon entry and sign the “VISITOR COVID SCREENING ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM”
        1. All visitors must wear N95 masks and face shields while they’re in the facility.
        2. Visitors are not to walk around in hallways of the facility and must go directly to and from the patient’s room.
  • Visitors should practice hand hygiene regularly.
  1. All general visitors ≥ 2 years old must demonstrate proof of one of the following prior to entering the facility for all indoor visits, regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status, the resident’s vaccination status, or the facility’s outbreak status as per the LAC DPH’s “Order of the Health Officer for Control of COVID-19: Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission in Skilled Nursing Facilities”:
    1. A negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 2 days prior to entry; OR
    2. A negative FDA-authorized COVID-19 antigen test result taken within 1 day prior to entry. All point of care COVID-19 viral tests, including both CLIA-waived and over the counter (OTC) self-tests, should be conducted in presence of facility staff who can verify the test result belongs to the visitor and conducted on the appropriate date/time prior to entry.
    3. Visitors who visit for multiple consecutive days are required to show proof of negative SARS-CoV-2 test at least every third day (e.g., test on day 1, day 4, day 7, and so on).
    4. Visitors who show documentation of recovery from a recent COVID-19 infection ≤90 days (i.e., a positive COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result on a sample taken within the last 90 days, but not within the last 10 days) are exempt from the above testing requirement.
  2. If a visitor is not prepared with the above proof upon arrival to the facility, the visitor should not be refused entry and the facility, if possible, should be prepared to:
    1. Provide an FDA-approved COVID-19 antigen to be taken by the visitor that is confirmed negative prior to their entry; OR
    2. Offer outdoor visitation that will not require entering the facility for visitors who are unable/unwilling to provide proof or submit to same-day testing at the facility.
  3. Please note that the above testing requirements do not apply to essential visitors as defined above nor do they apply to emergency medical services (EMS) personnel including ambulance transport personnel regardless of the urgency of the situation.
  • Once Los Angeles County reaches moderate level of transmission for at least 2 consecutive weeks, general visitors seeking indoor/in-room visits who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines do not need to show proof of a negative SARS-CoV-2 test prior to entry.

Visitors who are visiting a patient in critical condition, when death may be imminent, or in compassionate care are exempt from the vaccination and testing requirements. These visitors will still need to comply with the mask, PPE and social distancing requirements.

Thank you for your understanding as we continue to ensure COVID-19 stays out of Lynwood Healthcare Center. We are doing our best to comply with all the regulations set forth for us to keep our residents, employees and visitors as well as vendors safe and protected. Please feel free to reach out to us if there are any questions, concerns or comments.