FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

 

WATERBURY HOSPITAL RESTRICTS VISITATION

As the number of COVID-19 positive cases increases in the state, effective Thursday Nov. 5 at 8 am Waterbury Hospital is limiting visitor access for inpatient and outpatient care to:

One visitor per patient, per day for hospital patients (all medical/Surgical, ICU)

One support person in Family Birthing Center patients

One support person allowed for Outpatient Surgery/Outpatient procedures (only for patients who require assistance)

            No visitors are allowed:

In the Emergency Department (except parents accompanying a minor or support persons for patients who require assistance*)

Behavioral Health Unit

Under the age of 16

For COVID-19-positive or PUI patients

All visitors must screen negative for COVID-19 (by answering a questionnaire and having a temperature check)

All visitors must wear facemasks at all times, (masks are provided to those who do not have one)

All visitors must maintain physical distancing.

The hospital continues to test patients for the virus at its drive through Coronavirus Sampling Station at 68 Robbins Street, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 am to 12 pm.

“With Waterbury now considered a COVID-19 red zone and for the protection of all our patients, colleagues and visitors, we are putting in place these restrictions.” said Chief Operating Officer Mark Holtz.

For more information about Coronavirus, hospital preparedness and visitor restrictions, please visit: https://www.waterburyhospital.org/you/.

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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