ChristianaCare is now requiring all visitors to its facilities to wear face masks at all times, effective today at 3 p.m. A mask will be provided as part of the visitor screening process.
ChristianaCare is Delaware’s largest health care system and the state’s largest employer.
The three-hospital health care system earlier announced that based on guidance from the surgeon general, it is taking the following actions:
- Canceling all outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and pulmonary rehabilitation services until further notice.
- Requesting the postponement of all non-urgent laboratory and radiological screening exams and non-urgent elective services for at least four to six weeks (April 20 or later).
- Requesting the postponement of all non-urgent outpatient diagnostic exams and services for at least four to six weeks (April 20 or later).
At this time, no visitors are allowed to visit any patients at ChristianaCare hospitals, and no support people are allowed to accompany a patient to service except for the following:
- One visitor is permitted for patients in palliative care or hospice.
- One visitor or support person is permitted to support laboring and postpartum mothers.
- One support person is permitted for patients in the emergency department.
- One support person is permitted for patients with outpatient services and surgical procedures (including at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center).
- One visitor is permitted for NICU and pediatric patients.