Visitor Conduct

Due to new COVID-19 restrictions now in place, all normal hospital PATIENT VISITS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

Exception to these new safety measures will be considered on a case by case basis.


Our patients need a peaceful and restful environment, please keep your voices low while visiting the Hospital.

  • To provide a peaceful environment for our patients and follow the COVID-19 visitor guidelines, the number of persons visiting a patient at the bedside is limited to one (1) visitor at a time.
  • Visitors under the age of 16 are NOT permitted to visit.
  • Anyone with flu-like symptoms will NOT be allowed to visit.
  • Anyone who in the last 14 days, has had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, or is currently under investigation of COVID-19 will not be allowed to visit.
  • Visitors will travel ONLY to and from the patient’s room. Waiting rooms and lobbies remain closed to visitors.
  • Visitors MUST PROPERLY wear face coverings at ALL TIMES.
  • Visitors MUST wash hands or use the antibacterial foam before entering and when leaving patient rooms.
  • Please note that San Joaquin General Hospital and CMS will not restrict visitation based on sex, economic status, educational background, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, or the source of payment for care. The patient has the right to choose who the visitor will be, and this will not be restricted by policy.
  • A visitor may be requested to leave a room at the discretion of the nursing or medical staff when it is appropriate.
  • In semi-private rooms, a visitor will be excused during beside report, unless the patient asks specifically for their representative to remain.
  • Visitors of surgical patients: On the day of surgery, a maximum of one (1) visitor may visit with the patient prior to surgery. While the patient is in surgery, the visitor will be asked to wait outside the Hospital.
  • No illegal substances, alcohol or weapons are to be brought upon the premises.

Please be Respectful of Our Patients’ Rest