Conemaugh Health System Lifts Visitor Restrictions
March 1, 2022
Conemaugh Health System announced today that visitor restrictions have been lifted across several facilities due to the decreased spread of COVID-19 throughout the region. Visitors are welcome to again join patients at hospitals, outpatient centers, and physician offices.
“We are encouraged by the positive trends in our region and pleased to welcome visitors back with no restrictions for the first time since this pandemic began,” said Elizabeth Dunmore, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Conemaugh Health System. “Patients need family members and loved ones by their side for support and comfort, and we are grateful to our community for their patience while restrictions were in place to protect the health of our patients and staff. This welcome change marks an important step in returning to some normalcy.”
Pre-pandemic visitation policies are in place at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center, Conemaugh Miners Medical Center, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, and Conemaugh Physician Group practices, as well as at outpatient facilities in Ebensburg, East Hills, and Somerset.
In accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations, all patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in healthcare settings. Conemaugh Health System requests that patients and visitors (ages 2 and older) wear medical-grade masks instead of cloth masks, gaiters, or bandanas. Visitors should refrain from visiting for the safety of patients and staff if they have a temperature of 100.4 or above, have tested positive for COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, or have been advised to quarantine and have not met criteria for return to healthcare facilities.