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Rising COVID-19 Numbers Spark Visiting Regulations Through Rochester Regional Health Facilities

Written by on November 7, 2020

Rochester Regional Health is suspending all general hospital visitations because of the rising COVID-19 rates in the Finger Lakes Region.

It begins on Sunday at 7 p.m. and it includes RochesterGeneral Hospital, Unity Hospital in Greece, UMMC in Batavia, Genesee County, and Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic in Clifton Springs, Ontario County.

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital in Newark, Wayne County suspended visitation last week. Officials say limited visitation will continue tor specific groups.

According to an official statement:

Limited visitation will be allowed in the following cases:

  • Pediatric patients may have one support person on-site at a time. Two support people can alternate visitation.
  • Obstetrical patients may have one on-site support person and a doula.
  • Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and cognitive impairments, including dementia or who have conditions protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, may have a support person who is medically necessary for their care.
  • Visitation at end of life.

In the above cases, visitation will only be allowed under the following conditions:

  • Visitors/support people will have their temperature checked before entering the hospital and then again every 12 hours while in a clinical area.
  • If a visitor/support person has a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or more) or displays symptoms, they are not allowed into the hospital.


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