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Rome Memorial Hospital restricting visitation guidelines among coronavirus concerns

Rome Memorial Hospital is prohibiting visitation to the nursing home on the third floor in line with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to limit visitation to older adults more susceptible to coronavirus.

Posted: Mar 13, 2020 11:55 AM
Updated: Mar 13, 2020 11:59 AM

ROME, N.Y. – Rome Memorial Hospital is prohibiting visitation to the nursing home on the third floor in line with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's mandate to limit visitation to older adults more susceptible to coronavirus.

“We recognize that the state mandate will be difficult for our residents who look forward to seeing their friends and family. However, public health officials feel these measures are essential to protect our residents now that the virus is spreading within the state and country,” said Anthony Joseph, Rome Memorial Hospital Residential Health Care Facility administrator.

All staff who enter the Residential Health Care Facility will also be required to wear a surgical mask at all times.

There may be limited cases where visitors are allowed, and they must also wear protective gear. The nursing home will work with families on a case-by-case basis.

The acute care unit is only allowing one visitor at a time, and they must be 14 or older. Health officials say visits should be limited to a maximum of two hours.

The Maternity Department is also restricting visitors to one significant other or birthing coach.

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