COVID-19: Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. Restrictions remain in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. We continue to evaluate our visitor policy to ensure everyone’s safety.

All visitors must pass a health screening and temperature check upon arrival. Per CDC guidance, visitors to healthcare facilities, including all Cedars-Sinai facilities, are still required to wear masks at all times, maintain physical distancing, practice hand hygiene and stay in the patient’s room while visiting.

The health and safety of our patients, families and staff are our top priority. 

We continue to evaluate our visitor policy to ensure everyone’s safety. Our current visitation policy is:

  • One visitor at a time in the Emergency Department unless:
    • Patient is under 18, in which case one pair of parents/guardians allowed
  • In all other areas, two visitors for all patients who do not have COVID-19
  • No visitors for patients positive or suspected of having COVID-19
  • End-of-Life Patients:
    • COVID-19 positive or suspected: One visitor at a time, up to 2 hours
    • All others: Up to two visitors at a time, 24 hours/day

Visitation hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Overnight visitation and all other visitation requests must be approved by hospital administration.

We require approved visitors to inpatient units to show proof of one of the following:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19, including proof of a booster shot if the visitor is booster eligible
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test within 48 hours of a visit
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 antigen test within 24 hours of a visit

We will not accept home tests. As proof, each visitor must present one of the following:

  • A COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) or a WHO Yellow Card. The card must include name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine (and booster, if eligible) provided, and date the last dose was administered; or
  • A photograph of a Vaccination Record Card. The photo can be on a smartphone or other device, or it can be a physical photograph, or
  • Documentation of COVID-19 vaccination from a health care provider; or
  • A digital record that includes a QR code that when scanned by a SMART Health Card reader displays to the reader client name, date of birth, vaccine dates and vaccine type; or
  • Proof of a negative antigen or PCR COVID-19 test (we will not accept home tests)

Visitors are considered fully vaccinated if they received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine at least two weeks prior to their visit, in addition to a booster shot if the visitor is booster eligible. Booster-eligible is defined as 5 months after completion of a Pfizer or Moderna primary vaccine series, or 2 months after a Janssen vaccine.

Visitors who are not vaccinated should obtain a test before they visit Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital (at a pharmacy or other location) and arrive with their negative test results.

Additional guidelines to note:
  • Anyone visiting the hospital must pass a health screening, including a temperature check. Visitors with a fever of 100 degrees and higher will not be allowed to enter. 
  • Visitors are required to wear masks at all times, even when in the patient’s room and anytime anyone enters the patient’s room. While some COVID-19 policies are being relaxed at other venues, our pandemic safety protocols remain the same, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC’s announcement that people who are fully vaccinated can stop wearing masks does not apply to healthcare settings. 
  • Visitors are asked to stay in patient rooms when visiting. 
  • Visitors are not allowed to eat or drink indoors, including in lobbies or patient rooms.