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COVID-19 Information

Most Updated Press Release from Otero County Health Department


All visitors must check in at the temp table.

All visitors will be screened using standardized questions.

All visitors will be screened for temperature. Any visitor with a temperature equal to or >100.0 or Covid-19 symptoms will not be permitted in the facility, unless for medical care.

Temp table staff will call the unit to confirm that visitation is okay.

Visitors will be required to wear face coverings while inside the facility.

No visitors are permitted under the age of 18 unless they are parents of hospitalized children

IN-PATIENT (Med/Surg and ICU)

Visitors are limited to one visitor per day, per patient

In-patient unit is responsible for tracking visits.

Visitation hours are 11am - 7pm.


One support person (without symptoms) will be allowed for a labor patient or pediatric patient.

This person must stay the entire time and may not come and go from the building.

No other visitor will be permitted.

OUT-PATIENT (Lab, Radiology, ER, RT, PT, Specialty Clinic, OR and OB)

NO visitor/companion allowed unless a care giver is required to assist them.

Family members or friends will not be permitted to wait in lobbies or common areas, including any/all areas of the hospital/entity--lobbies, waiting areas, common spaces, chapels, cafeteria, and/or any other area within the care location.

Please plan accordingly if you are receiving a ride to your procedure.

COVID-19 confirmed cases or COVID-19 Patients Under Investigation

No Visitation Allowed

Exceptions to these restrictions may be made in specific circumstances (including end-of-life care; patients with disabilities (which is defined by the ADA as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment) who require help with the provision of medical or behavioral health care, activities of daily living, speaking for the patient or keeping the patient safe, and/or with prior approval.

Any questions please call 719.384.5412

CO-HELP is Colorado's call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at for answers in English.



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