Screening at entrances

Self-screening at entrances

Everyone entering the hospital will be asked to self-screen for COVID-19, clean hands and put on a medical mask. The mask must be worn at all times while at the hospital.

  • We will have self-screening poster stands at the entrances with key health questions. Patients, visitors and vendors who enter the hospital are confirming that they have passed their self-screening.

  • Hospital-approved medical masks will also be provided at the entrance that patients, visitors and vendors will be required to wear at all times while at the hospital.


Change to Vaccination Requirement
While we strongly encourage everyone to protect themselves and the community by getting vaccinated against COVID-19, it will no longer be necessary to show vaccination status in order to enter our hospitals.

For everyone’s safety and to mitigate the risk for spread of COVID-19 in our hospitals, access to each SHN hospital will be limited as part of the screening.

We are maintaining masking requirements in our high-risk hospital settings (read more about this decision). Every staff, patient, visitor and vendor who enters must self-screen, and take a hospital-approved medical mask from the entrance, which they are expected to wear at all times when in our hospitals. This is for the safety of everyone at SHN. Please don’t hesitate to ask a member of our staff if you need help using a mask. We are here to help!

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support. You are helping to keep our patients, health care workers, and community safe!