For COVID-19 safety, all visitors to ChristianaCare facilities and services are required to wear masks. This includes visitors who are vaccinated. Please read our visitor guidelines before arrival.
Masks required at outpatient locations; visitors and support persons limited
All visitors at outpatient locations must be masked in alignment with the masking guidelines on our visitation policy page here. Patients at ChristianaCare’s outpatient services are advised to come to their appointments alone unless a support person is absolutely needed. If a support person is needed, such as a parent, guardian or spokesperson, we highly encourage that the support person be vaccinated. Outpatient practices are not requiring vaccination or a negative COVID test for visitors at this time.
All hospital visitors required to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test.
Inpatients in our Christiana, Wilmington and Union hospitals may have one visitor daily between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. The visitor must be 16 or older.
Patients having outpatient surgery may have one support person accompany them. Support persons must be 16 or older.
All visitors and surgical support people must show proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within the prior 72 hours.
Before visiting, click here for more details about visitation.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep about 6 feet of distance between yourself and other people in public spaces.
Higher Risk for Serious Complications
Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19. Please talk with your physician about additional steps you can take to protect yourself.
Printable COVID-19 Handouts
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If You Test Positive for COVID-19
Stay home if you’re sick
If you have COVID-19, it’s important to isolate yourself and not spread the virus to others. Leave your home only for medical care. Read tips on caring for yourself at home. Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Your physician will discuss follow-up care options with you. Virtual visits are available for those with COVID-19, and symptom monitoring happens through a secured text messaging system.
Watch for changes in your health
Be sure to call your physician if your symptoms get worse or you are not getting better as expected.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care
For example, call if you have life-threatening symptoms such as:
You have severe trouble breathing. (You can’t talk at all.)
You have constant chest pain or pressure.
You are severely dizzy or lightheaded.
You are confused or can’t think clearly.
Your face and lips have a blue color.
You pass out (lose consciousness) or are very hard to wake up.
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After You Recover from COVID-19
As you recover from COVID-19, your primary care physician can work with you to re-establish an exercise routine, advise on healthy eating habits, and give you guidance on managing your health based on your personal health history and family history.
If you do not have a primary care physician, you should contact one of ChristianaCare’s offices in your neighborhood. Virtual visits are currently available at some primary care locations.
If you have been symptom free for at least 14 days, consider registering to donate plasma that will help to treat those who have a high risk of getting a life-threatening form of COVID-19. A single plasma donation can help up to four patients.