Visitor restrictions are back at one local hospital operated by Rochester Regional Health as COVID-19 cases climb following an outbreak at a Newark nursing facility.
Effective at 7 p.m., Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is implementing enhanced visitor restrictions.
This was a proactive decision supported by the Wayne County Public Health Department to help keep patients, visitors, staff, and the community safe as the number of COVID-19 cases rises locally and nationally.
Limited visitation will be allowed in the following cases:
- End-of-life patients may have one on-site visitor at a time.
- 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 visitor at a time.
- Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities may have a support person who is medically necessary for their care.
In those cases, visitation will only be allowed under the following conditions:
- Visitors/support people will have their temperature checked before entering the clinical area and every 12 hours while in the hospital.
- If a visitor/support person has a fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or more) or displays symptoms, they are not allowed into the hospital.
Rochester Regional Health continues to follow all procedures and protocols prescribed by the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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