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COVID-19 inpatient hospitalizations have been in a steady decline. INTEGRIS Health has begun the process of de-escalating some of our COVID-19 safety standards due to these decreasing numbers.

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INTEGRIS Health Announces New COVID-19 Safety Standards

INTEGRIS Health has vaccinated approximately 80 percent of our caregivers. More than 25 percent of our state's population have received one COVID-19 vaccination, and more than 15 percent are fully vaccinated. These numbers are only expected to rise as all Oklahomans are now eligible to receive the vaccine. 

Along these lines, COVID-19 inpatient hospitalizations have been in a steady decline. INTEGRIS Health has begun the process of de-escalating some of our COVID-19 safety standards due to these decreasing numbers. 

Please see a summary of the first set of changes effective Mon., March 29.

Entry Screening

  • Entry screening will no longer be required for entry to medical office buildings or realty space. Individual clinic offices may choose to screen patients/visitors upon entry, that is a practice specific decision.
  • We will be scaling back screening at entry points of our hospitals over the next four weeks. Logging of visitors and temperature screenings will no longer be required.

Visitation

  • Waiting rooms in inpatient settings will be opened on a limited basis (max seating of five).
  • Surgery waiting rooms will maintain current occupancy.
  • Non-COVID patients will be allowed up to two visitors at a time.
    • Visitation will be open 24/7 with limited entry points after hours.
    • Pediatric visitors will be allowed if accompanied by an adult. Pediatric visitors do not count in the two visitor restriction.
    • At this time, COVID-19 patients will remain on isolation. Visitation for this patient population will follow the current process around visitation with compassionate exceptions only.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Masks are still required to be worn by all caregivers, patients and visitors. 
  • Face shields/eye protection are no longer required in non-COVID patient care settings, unless a face shield or eye protection is appropriate for standard precaution protection against potential for splash, splatter or spray.
  • Face shields are required for COVID-19 patient care.

We will continue to provide routine updates as we return to a new normal.

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We are ready to give you and your family the best care and that means we're introducing new safety guidelines for in-person visits and telehealth options.