CONEMAUGH HEALTH SYSTEM EASES VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

September 15, 2020

Conemaugh Health System announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions. The decision was made as current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region and after careful review of state and federal guidance. The updated restrictions, which will now allow most patients to have one visitor or support person at a time, have been implemented effective immediately. As part of the updated visitor restrictions, patients are now limited to one well visitor at a time, including one companion for outpatient appointments and one support person for obstetric patients. All visitors will be screened upon entry, they must provide their contact information, and are required to wear a mask for their duration of their visit and an armband while in the facility. Visitors who do not pass the screening at entry will be asked to reschedule their visit until they are symptom-free. Visitors are not allowed for high-risk, isolation, immunocompromised or patients who are under observation or test positive for COVID-19. Our complete Visitor Policy can be found at https://www.conemaugh.org/health-information/covid-19-information/covid-19-visitorpolicy-screening-process Conemaugh Health System continues to screen everyone who enters the facility for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. For additional updates on how the hospital is working to maintain a safe and supportive environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit Conemaugh.org/coronavirus#.