Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Implements Zero Visitor Protocol for Hospital

December 10, 2020

Effective 12/11/2020 for the safety of its patients, staff and providers, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center (Nason) announced today that it is implementing visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the community.

Visitors will not be allowed within Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, as well as all Conemaugh Physician Group Offices. Visitors are allowed if they meet the following exceptions:

  • Labor and Delivery patients will be limited to one support person for the duration of their stay.
  • Patients under 18 will be limited to one parent/guardian for the duration of their stay.
  • One visitor to assist patients who are physically unable and need assistance during ambulatory appointments;
    • Visitors must return to their vehicle until the patient is ready for pick up.
  • End of Life as well as other situations where the attending physician in coordination with staff will approve the patient’s well-being or mental state benefits from a visitor.

All visitors will be screened upon entry and required to wear a mask. Visitors with a positive screen will be asked to leave. During their visit, all visitors must remain in patient’s room for the duration of the visit, and social distancing will continue to be practiced.

If you are unable to visit, please utilize alternative methods of communication, including technology such as FaceTime or Zoom, with patients as much as possible. Devices are available for patient use at the hospital upon request.

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center reminds the public to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practicing social distancing, proper hand hygiene, and wearing a mask or face covering while in public.