TO: ALL UCSF EMPLOYEES
FROM: Josh Adler, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
UCSF Medical Center
RE: TEMPORARY CHANGE TO UCSF HOSPITAL VISITOR POLICY
Effective Monday, Nov. 9, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Children's Hospital will
institute a temporary change to its visitor policy, due to increased H1N1 influenza in the
general population. Visitors to the medical center under the age of 16 will not be allowed
on patient care floors until further notice and will be restricted to the cafes and main
lobbies at the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses.
All visitors will be asked to complete a flu symptom self-assessment on the first floor,
and instructed not to enter patient floors if they have flu-like symptoms. Individual
services and units will continue to implement more in-depth visitor screening procedures
based on program needs and conditions.
Under special circumstances, visitors under the age of 16 and visitors with flu-like
symptoms will be allowed on patient floors. Visitors with symptoms will need to wear a
medical mask. The N-95 respirator is not required.
We will keep you updated if there are any changes to this policy.
For more information, please visit http://occupationalhealthprogram.ucsf.edu/.