COVID-19 Guidelines

Our COVID-19 Guidelines

Whether a patient or visitor, we thank you for your adherence to current local, state and federal Covid safety protocols.

Patients admitted to the Peninsula Surgery Center (PSC) are allowed a maximum of two visitors per day. Visitors are required to show a government-issued photo ID (current school-issued identification accepted).

All visitors must be free of Covid symptoms, remain masked at all times, and be at least 16 years old (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Visitors may not remove their mask at any time for any reason (e.g., to consume food or drink).

For everyone’s safety, proof of a Covid-19 booster or negative Covid test (specimen collected within 72 hours of each visit) is required to visit a patient. Home test kits/self-test kits are not accepted.

The following applies to those not eligible for the Covid booster:

  • Fully vaccinated visitors who are not eligible for the booster because it is less than five months after the second dose in a two-shot series of Pfizer or Moderna, or less than two months after the J&J vaccine, are required to show proof of a negative Covid test—with specimen collected within 72 hours of each visit.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals not eligible for the booster due to a recent history of Covid are required to show proof of a negative Covid test with specimen collected within 72 hours of each visit. Documentation of recovery and clearance from isolation may be provided in lieu of testing.

If You Have Additional Covid-19 Concerns

For more on coronavirus, we encourage you to visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

In addition, the San Mateo County Public Health Department is an excellent local resource, and they have coronavirus information at https://www.smchealth.org/coronavirus. If you have questions or concerns about the coronavirus, call your primary care physician. For all life-threatening emergencies, call your nearest emergency department for further instruction.

Center for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Self-Checker

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19 and are wondering when you should seek medical care, go to this helpful Coronavirus Self-Checker for more information and recommendations for next steps, which could include calling 911 or staying home and contacting your doctor. 

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