Banner to implement visitor restrictions

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Banner Lassen Medical Center is implementing some visitor restrictions as of Thursday, March 19.

“To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our health care workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, visitors will no longer be allowed in Banner hospitals starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 19. We understand this will be challenging, but we’re committed to take the necessary precautions to protect our patients, health care workers and the community,” read a statement from Banner Health.

There are two exceptions to the visitor restriction:

Pediatric patients (under the age of 18) may have one adult visitor with them.

Laboring mothers may have one support person with them.

“Because we understand the importance of engaging with loved ones, we highly encourage phone calls, FaceTime or video chats to stay in touch during this time,” continued the statement.

Additional information and resources:

Visit Banner Health’s COVID-19 webpage for the more information about COVID-19 and changes at Banner Health due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Banner Health also has an online symptom checker for those who are concerned about their symptoms.