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

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