Cayuga Medical Center has temporarily halted visitation until further notice, due to the recent increase of COVID-19 in the community.
The newest restrictions officially took effect last night (October 19) at 7 pm, which include the following:
- No visitors will be allowed entry to the hospital during a patient’s stay until the temporary restrictions are lifted.
- Exceptions will be made when medically necessary (including deliveries at Cayuga Birthplace) or for family members or legal representatives of patients in imminent end-of-life care.
- With certain restrictions, Emergency Room (ER) patients may be accompanied by a single support person, however support persons may not accompany admitted patients into the inpatient hospital units.
- Everyone entering the building will continue to be screened.
“We understand this will be difficult for some patients and apologize for the inconvenience. We encourage everyone to make use of technology such as phones and tablets, which the hospital has available for patient use, to facilitate communication with loved ones and patients in the hospital,” said John Turner, VP of public relations at Cayuga Health.