As Ontario County Public Health reported COVID-19 cases at a record high numbers UR Medicine Thompson Health has suspended visitation at F.F. Thompson Hospital.
The change in policy becomes effective Wednesday, December 23rd. “This difficult decision is not taken lightly. We are doing what we need to do in order to protect our patients and our associates as we continue to serve our community,” said President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr. in a press release.
For the time being, visitors for maternity patients and patients who are deemed “imminent end of life” are exempted, though restricted. These visitors will be screened at the entrance and must present a driver’s license or similar form of identification, for contract tracing purposes.
In addition, children and individuals with developmental disabilities who require an advocate may be accompanied by their parent or advocate during a visit to the Emergency Department.
Thompson is urging the public to continue wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and practicing proper hand hygiene. In addition, Stapleton said, the public is asked to please keep holiday celebrations limited to the immediate household. “We appreciate the support of our community as we continue to work through this challenging situation,” he said.
For the latest updates from Thompson, visit www.ThompsonHealth.com/COVID.
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