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Auburn Community Hospital suspends visitation amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Officials at Auburn Community Hospital say that aside from ‘end of life’ situations – visitation will be suspended until further notice.

Child patients, women who are in labor, and people with cognitive disabilities will also be excluded from the new visitation policy, meaning family members can continue to see them.


The move came after COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Cayuga County.

“Unfortunately, the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased significantly in Cayuga County to the point where hospital leadership in conjunction with the Cayuga County Health Department and the NYS Department of Health has decided to suspend visitation until further notice,” the hospital said in a statement to The Citizen. “The hospital has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our patients and our employees, and will only reopen visitation when ACH feels it is safe to do so.”


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