Pre-procedural patient testing is still in place, whether the patient is vaccinated or unvaccinated. View current standards.
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N95s required for interaction with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients
The change is in response to a new OSHA standard and does not reflect any change in risk to health-care providers.
Monoclonal antibody clinic reopens at Christian Hospital
The treatment is indicated for certain high-risk outpatients. BJC provides details for health-care providers.
COVID-19 pre-procedural testing reinstated
Effective August 18, COVID-19 pre-procedural testing will be reinstated for all patients, regardless of vaccination status.
Updated guidance for N95 respirator use
Read new guidance for how long to use your N95 respirator.
Visitor policies change April 1
BJC HealthCare hospitals are gradually easing visitor restrictions made necessary by the pandemic.
Visitor policy updates for pediatric patients
St. Louis Children’s Hospital relaxes its visitor policy for outpatient clinics and ambulatory visits.
Clinics provide antibody therapy for COVID patients
BJC’s Parkview Tower location now offers weekend hours on Saturdays.
Double masking not necessary for medical-grade, N95 masks
Because medical-grade masks already contain multiple layers of barrier, wearing two masks is not recommended, nor has it been shown to provide additional protection against the virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci to speak at virtual Grand Rounds Jan. 7
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will speak at the Department of Medicine’s virtual Grand Rounds on Jan. 7. The event, available live on YouTube, is open to all.