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COVID-19 Level Green

What it means for you when you come to LVHN.


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Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has four different operations levels based on the risk of COVID-19 transmission in our community. The four levels address topics such as wearing a mask in our facilities, eating in our cafeterias, attending community meetings and more. From low to high risk, the levels are: green, yellow, orange and red. LVHN is currently operating in Level Green.

Level Green:

What you need to know when you come to LVHN


While masking is optional in most areas, there are circumstances and locations where masks are required for patients and guests. These include:

  • Anyone with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Anyone with respiratory viral symptoms
  • Transplant donors and recipients
  • Patients and guests in Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute inpatient and outpatient locations
  • Patients receiving infusion therapy
  • NICU visitors
  • Inpatient psychiatric units

LVHN’s transitional skilled unit (TSU) at Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street must follow the rules and regulations established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Therefore, masking requirements will be clearly indicated on site and will be dependent upon the presence of active COVID-19 cases on the unit.


  • Full capacity permitted
  • Mask optional 

Waiting rooms

  • Mask optional
  • Full capacity permitted

Pet therapy

  • Permitted to visit LVHN employees and non-COVID-19 patients
  • Approval required per pet therapy policy

Individual patient pets

  • Permitted for non-COVID-19 patients
  • Pet visits must be authorized by a physician

Job interviews

  • No restrictions
  • Mask optional 

LVHN Fitness

  • Mask optional
Michelle Rojas, RN, Emergency Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton

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