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Would you like to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Email: Clinic@KernMedical.com or Call: 661-326-5512


¿Le gustaría recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19? Contactenos por correo electrónico: Clinic@KernMedical.com O Llame al: 661-326-5512

These visitor restrictions are effective as of January 7, 2022 until further notice. These visitor restrictions may change as circumstances require.

Due to COVID-19, Kern Medical is restricting the number of visitors at our hospital and clinics during this time to protect our staff, physicians, patients, and visitors. Therefore, visitors must provide proof of identification and:

  • Proof of a negative C0VID-19 test completed within 72 hours* OR
  • Proof of completing vaccination for C0VID-19 primary vaccination series with two doses of a Pfizer or Moderna (mRNA) vaccine with or without receiving a booster 5 months after completing the primary series OR
  • Proof of completing a COVID-19 primary vaccination series with one dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine with or without receiving a booster 2 months after completing the primary series

EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

  • 1 visitor per day for each adult (1 for COVID-19 positive adult patients)
  • 2 visitors per day for pediatric patients (1 for rule-out COVID-19 pediatric patients)
  • Exception: end of life patients
  • No exchange of visitors. Please designate one representative visitor per patient

MATERNAL HEALTH – LABOR & DELIVERY (OB)

  • 2 visitors per encounter selected by “Mom” to be present during labor and birth
  • 1 visitor for COVID-19+ patients
  • 1 visitor per day for each Mother/Baby in the Post-Partum Units

NEONATAL ICU (NICU) & PEDIATRICS

  • 2 "banded" visitors, may be alone or together, per day - NICU
  • 2 parents/visitors per patient, per day - Pediatrics (exception - 1 overnight visitor)

AREAS ALLOWING ONE VISITOR PER PATIENT, PER DAY

  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Areas where a pediatric patient is being treated, i.e., Radiology

One overnight visitor per patient will be permitted in the Pediatric unit and Maternal Health Visiting Hours are 8:30 am to 8:30 pm

AREAS WITH NO VISITORS

  • Behavioral Health Unit
  • Outpatient Radiology
  • All Other Areas of Hospital

Please arrange for those who cannot enter the hospital or clinics to wait elsewhere and not in the waiting rooms or in the areas immediately in front of the hospitals or clinics.

Exceptions may be considered, including trauma patients, comfort care, or patients reliant on an advocate for their care. Children under the age of 18 may not visit or enter the hospital or clinics unless seeking care.

Children under the age of 18 may not visit or enter the hospital or clinics unless seeking care.

Visitors who do not have a medical mask will have one provided.

*Proof of a negative test is not required if proof of a positive COVID-19 test within no greater than 90 days is provided

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