Our COVID-19 Guidelines
Whether a patient or visitor, we thank you for your adherence to current local, state and federal Covid safety protocols.
In the Spring of 2023, Governor Newsom announced changes to the California Department of Public Heath’s COVID-19 guidelines which lifted the statewide mask mandate for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The safety guidelines for the Peninsula Surgery Center mirror those of our healthcare partner, the Washington Hospital Healthcare System.
Upon arrival, patients will be asked to complete a COVID-19 healthcare screening questionnaire as part of their intake paperwork.
Universal masking is optional, but strongly recommended, in direct patient care areas throughout our facility for patients and visitors. Universal masks are required for high-risk immunocompromised patients. We ask that you be respectful of one another’s choices as it relates to universal masking.
Patients admitted to the Peninsula Surgery Center 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 at least 16 years old; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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.