Coronavirus outbreak causes New York hospitals to ban visitors
Mount Sinai Hospital System in New York has moved to prohibit visitors in a bid to protect patients from the novel coronavirus. Effective March 17, visitors to the emergency departments, inpatient units, ambulatory sites and other facilities will be prohibited except for limited circumstances.
The limited circumstances include one healthy visitor for pediatrics/NICU, one healthy partner for maternity and postpartum, one healthy visitor for end of life/palliative care, one healthy visitor for ambulatory geriatrics and one healthy visitor allowed to pick up discharged patients.
In the emergency departments, one healthy visitor is allowed to accompany patients who require assistance, and one visitor per pediatric patient is allowed in the pediatric ED, which must be a parent or a caregiver. Visitors who show possible symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to leave.
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[Source: Fox News]