ROME, N.Y. – Visiting hours will resume at Rome Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, with new restrictions in place per state guidelines.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 – 8 p.m., and visitors will be screened and registered before going inside the hospital.
All visitors must enter the hospital through the Bartlett Entrance.
“To protect our patients who are already compromised, we are resuming limited visitation with safeguards to reduce the risks to our patients who are already vulnerable,” said Infection Prevention Director Emma Ingalls, a registered nurse.
The following visitor rules are in place:
- One visitor, 18 or older, will be allowed at a time, per patient, in the ICU, 2 North and 2 East.
- Only one support person is allowed during labor and delivery, but one grandparent and an additional support person can see the mother in the Maternity Ward after delivery.
- One support person is also allowed in the Emergency Department and during admission and discharge in Ambulatory Surgery.
- Visitors will not be allowed in the Residential Health Care Facility or the Senior Behavioral Health Unit.
Anyone with the following will not be allowed inside the hospital as a visitor:
- Current symptoms or a temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
- A positive COVID-19 test within the last 14 days
- Exposed to COVID-19 within the last 14 days
- Refuses to wear a mask.
Visitors must check-in at the Nurses Station upon arrival on the unit. In addition, visitors must:
- Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth at all times and avoid touching their eyes, nose or mouth.
- Use any additional personal protective equipment required by staff.
- Use hand sanitizer before entering the patient’s room and when leaving.
- Maintain social distancing and avoid personal contact with the patient.
- Stay in the patient’s room throughout the visit, except when requested by staff to leave during a procedure.
- Avoid unnecessary touching of surfaces, including the patient’s belongings.