Times Union: St. Peter’s back to restricted visitation amid COVID-19 increase

The Times Union published a story on St. Peter’s Health Partners limiting patient visitation on their campuses, as positive COVID-19 cases continue to climb nationally, regionally, and locally.

From the article:

Patients will be permitted one visitor a day in their room during visitation hours, according to the new guidelines, while COVID-19 patients undergoing “continuous aerosol-generating procedures” will be permitted one unique visitor per day for one hour.

The guidelines are relaxed in some situations, including for those related to birth and end-of-life and hospice care.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated and face masks are mandated. The visitation guidelines will be in effect at St. Peter’s, Samaritan and Sunnyview Rehabilitation hospitals, as well as the Albany Memorial Samaritan campus.

St. Peter’s has rolled out the restrictions as Albany County is reporting higher coronavirus numbers, including four new deaths announced Friday, which join more than 500 new cases reported in a four-day span last week.

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