Alta Vista to screen, limit visitors

Alta Vista to screen, limit visitors

From the Las Vegas Optic

All visitors to Alta Vista Regional Hospital must enter from the emergency room entrance and will be subject to a COVID-19 screening before gaining access to other areas of the hospital, according to a Friday press release.

Officials at Alta Vista said in a statement these measures were being taken to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, staff and health care providers.

“Our doctors and infection prevention leaders are following the evolving guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” CEO Caleb O’Rear said in a statement. “We encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of illness by being vigilant about hand washing and covering a cough or sneeze. If you suspect you may be infected, please call your health care provider in advance.”