Kootenai cares about the health and well-being of our patients and caregivers. Given that COVID-19 is circulating in our community, we must ensure the safety of our facilities and our ability to care for as many patients as possible. Safety is our top priority during this time.
Effective now, visitor restrictions will be in place on our hospital campus until further notice. Each patient will be allowed one (1) visitor only in a 24-hour time period. Additionally, a visitor will not be allowed for patients under evaluation for COVID-19 or who have tested positive unless the patient is imminently at the end of their life. Until COVID-19 no longer poses a public health threat, all patients and visitors will be screened.
Visitors must meet all four (4) of the following criteria:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Free of fever for 72 hours (by report or measured, if available)
- Free of an acute severe cough
- Free of shortness of breath
Except for transit to and from, visitors are to stay in the patient’s room for the duration of their visit.
Visitors must follow staff instructions regarding handwashing and the use of personal protective equipment.
- No visitors will be allowed on our Behavioral Health Units. Family contact will occur through phone and video chats.
- Clergy/spiritual support personnel as requested by the patient or family members will be allowed.
Event and Class Cancellations
All aquatic classes and independent swim sessions canceled until further notice. Call the pool hotline at (208) 625-5359 for further updates. Patients receiving physical therapy will still be treated.
All Injury Prevention events scheduled now through May 31, 2020, are canceled. This includes Stop the Bleed, Balance, and Fitness, Bicycle and Helmet Safety, Water Safety and Think First events.
We appreciate your help in keeping patients, visitors, and caregivers safe.