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Guthrie eases visitor restrictions for certain patients

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Guthrie has updated its visitor policy to allow for more relaxed guidelines where appropriate at each of its hospitals, including Guthrie Cortland Medical Center.

All visitors must wear a mask and be screened for temperature and COVID-19 symptoms, with hospital inpatients allowed guests between 10 a.m. – noon and 4 – 6 p.m. each day.

Only one person at a time may visit and should leave the facility when not visiting a patient.

This does not apply to Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Post-Partum Unit patients, who may be accompanied by one support person and a doula for the duration of their stay, including postpartum.

Visitation remains restricted at the Cortland Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, although patients at the end of life may have up to two visitors.

Pediatric patients may have one visitor and alternate between two parents/guardians.

Surgical/procedural outpatients may have one visitor during intake and discharge, with emergency department patients also allowed to have one guest.

Guthrie Cortland Cancer Center will allow one support person for outpatient visits and infusions in Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology, as per state guidance.

“While Guthrie understands and appreciates how difficult these restrictions can be, these efforts, along with the cooperation of the community, have contributed to slowing the spread of infection in our region,” said Guthrie PR director Kathy Cramer.

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