Guthrie restricts visitors to hospitals following spikes in COVID-19

first_imgGuthrie says special situations where a visitor is permitted include patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities, communication barrier, behavioral concerns significant changes in a patient’s condition or a request for a clergy. Extenuating circumstances within our skilled nursing units and long-term care facilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis, the hospital says. Hospital visitation is permitted as follows: Emergency departments — one visitorObstetrics patients — one support person and the patient’s doulaPediatrics — one parent or legal guardian at a time (two parents/guardians may alternate)Patients at end-of-life — up to two visitorsSurgical/procedural outpatient — one visitor to accompany patient, receive discharge instructions and transport patient home The restrictions will be revisited on Jan. 1, 2021. SAYRE, Pa. (WBNG) — Guthrie hospitals will restrict visitors from entering its facilities due to recent spikes in COVID-19 cases. Guthrie says the move is to protect its patients and staff. The restriction begins Oct. 9. Visitors for in-patients, including COVID-19 positive patients and suspected cases of COVID-19Persons with fever or other cold and flu-like systemsMinors under the age of 18 (except in rare situations, approved in advance)Persons over the age of 70 with chronic conditions The following visitors will not be allowed:last_img read more

As the U.S. divides over 2020 election, BU professor weighs in

first_img“Some great things happen when we work together and that kind of bi-partisanship it can’t go with the wind, we absolutely need to be thinking about that,” said Bailey. It’s certainly a different type of election year, sparking protests and backlash on both sides of the political aisle. Binghamton University professor and Director of the Harriet Tubman Center, Anne Bailey, said the biggest issue at hand right now is either side accepting a winner. “Are we willing, no matter whether you’re red or you’re blue or otherwise, to say these are the results, we’re going to accept them, as opposed to challenging them just for the sake of challenging them,” said Bailey. center_img She added that after results are finalized, it may be a challenge for democrats and republicans to being working together again. VESTAL (WBNG) — Many people are sounding off their opinons about the election on social media.last_img read more