Effective immediately, all visitors requesting entry into Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Comprehensive Care Center facilities must show proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of requested entry.
Patients, however, can seek treatment regardless of vaccination status.
There are limited exceptions to the rule, hospital officials said, such as those visiting a patient in critical condition when death may be imminent.
Visitors may show a legal vaccine record record card in paper, photographic or digital form.
On-site rapid COVID-19 tests will be offered to visitors who do not have proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative COVID test. The turnaround time for the rapid test is approximately 15 minutes, officials said.
All people entering LVMC or the Comprehensive Care Center must wear a medical-grade mask at all times while on the property.
For ongoing updates, visit lompocvmc.com.