COVID-19 Resources

We are dedicated to remaining a trusted source of information for you and your family as the new coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts our community.

Visitor Information

  • Masking Requirements: All patients, visitors and staff are still required to mask throughout all SVMC facilities.
  • Proof of COVID-19 Testing or COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of recent COVID-19 testing or vaccination is still required for visitors.
  • Note on Vaccination Status: Visitors required to show proof of testing or vaccination must provide a proof of vaccination showing individuals have received their full cycle of COVID-19 vaccination at least 2 weeks before the visit. Read more at www.sierra-view.com/visitors.
    • Visits to the Family Birthing Center (Labor & Delivery Patients): Proof of testing or vaccination status is still required to allow visits to labor & delivery patients.
  • Full Visitation Guidelines: Read more by visiting www.sierra-view.com/visitors.

COVID-19 Testing Info

SVMC does not operate any public COVID-19 testing sites but testing sites are available in Porterville.

  • Laboratory-based tests: SVMC Visitors who will provide testing information must provide a laboratory-based result.
  • Self-tests: At-home or other self-tests are not acceptable forms of proof of testing to visit.
  • COVID-19 Testing Locations: The following locations welcome walk-ins and also provide appointments.

COVID-19 Vaccination Info

SVMC Visitors who will provide COVID-19 vaccination verification must provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination for a health care provider. Only fully vaccinated visitors are allowed.

  • Vaccination Definitions
    • Fully vaccinated: Individuals whose second COVID-19 vaccine dose of Pfizer/Moderna (or single dose if Janssen vaccine) was given at least 2 weeks ago.
    • Incompletely Vaccinated: Individuals who have received one of two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
    • Unvaccinated: Individuals who have not received any doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

The Latest COVID-19 Statistics

Due to the decrease in COVID positive patients being cared for at SVMC, we are no longer reporting daily statistics.

Media Updates

  • Social Media: We continue using our social media platforms to communicate with our community. Please consider following us:
  • Local Media: We also regularly communicate through print by sending press releases to our community's local newspaper Porterville Recorder.
  • Press Room: Our blog is a great way to keep up to date with goings-on at our healthcare district.

Reliable COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus that causes a respiratory illness.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Learn more by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Emergency Relief Fund Donations

The Sierra View Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit fundraising organization working to raise funds to improve local health care. Please visit www.sierra-view.com/foundation to learn more.

Questions?

If you have questions, please contact SVMC Marketing by email (marketing@sierra-view.com) or by phone (marketing@sierra-view.com). The Marketing office is open from Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.