FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      For more information

Monday, June 8, 2020

Contact: Lauresha Xhihani

Lauresha.Xhihani@wtbyhosp.org,

203.573.6717

 

WATERBURY HOSPITAL EASES VISITOR RESTRICTIONS

As the number of Coronavirus cases has decreased in the past several weeks, Waterbury Hospital officials have decided to allow visitors back to the hospital with some restrictions. Starting today, one visitor will be allowed per patient in all acute and ambulatory areas with some restrictions:

  • No visitors under the age of 16 permitted are permitted.
  • No visitors for COVID-positive or suspected positive patients.
  • All visitors must:
    • get temperature checked
    • answer a symptom questionnaire: (do you have shortness of breath, cough)
    • wear facemasks at all times
    • and maintain social distancing.

All visitors must stop at front desk in Main Entrance to get screened and pick up visitor pass.

“We know how important family care and support are to healing. The last few months have been particularly difficult for patients and families as we stopped visitations to help protect everyone from Coronavirus. We believe we are at a point, where with social distancing, screening, and some restrictions in place, we can allow visitors back,” said Waterbury Hospital Chief Medical Officer Dr. Justin Lundbye.

For more information on the Waterbury Hospital visitor policy, please visit:

https://www.waterburyhospital.org/coronavirus/.

About Waterbury HEALTH

Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.

 

 

 

 

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