BVHS Discontinues Temperature Screening

Blanchard Valley Health System will no longer be doing temperature screening at its facilities.

Blanchard Valley Health System says it continues to review and adjust policies as needed based on current COVID-19 transmission levels and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BVHS says the CDC has lifted the requirement of active screening at healthcare facilities and is allowing signage to qualify as screening.

As a result, effective Monday, November 14th, 2022, temperature screening at BVHS facilities, including Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and outlying locations, will no longer be in place.

BVHS points out that Birchaven Village and Independence House are required to follow their own criteria and may be more stringent in their protocols.

People are asked to follow posted instructions when entering those facilities.