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WCCH Visitor Restrictions for COVID-19

03/19/20

Our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our community. In an effort to help support federal and state initiatives to minimize the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily limiting visitation in WCCH facilities. WCCH continues to update and make changes to our policies to best protect our employees and patients. 

  • Entry points are limited, times are below may be subject to change. Please follow the signs.
    Stelly Lane Main Entrance

    7 am - 5:30 pm    Monday - Friday
    Emergency Department Entrance
    24/7
  • Patient visitation will be approved only if essential for the care and well-being of the patient.  
  • Approved visitors should plan to stay in the facility as re-entry will be restricted.  
  • Entrances into the WCCH campus off of Cypress Street will be blocked and closed.  Kent Dr. may be used to access parking areas.  ​
  • If a visitor has a temperature above 100.4 or screens at risk for COVID-19 they will not be allowed entry.
  • The cafeteria will be closed to the public but will continue to provide service to employees, physicians and approved visitors. 
  • For patients visiting our clinics, lab station and diagnostic centers, if possible, please go alone to any appointments. Please do not bring children, family or friends unless you need assistance. 

COVID-19 Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

*This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

What to do if you're sick:

If you develop fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, please call 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211. This 24/7 hotline is available to answer your COVID-19 questions.

For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov or call the statewide 211 network by simply dialing 211 or text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211.


Thank you for your patience and understanding. WCCH will continue to assess its protocols and will make adjustments as necessary.