Hudson Valley Hospitals Ban Visitors Due To Rising COVID Cases
At least three hospitals and many other medical practices in the Hudson Valley will no longer allow visitors due to the rise in coronavirus cases.
Nuvance Health, the company the operates Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hosptial, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, announced effective Thursday visitation has been temporarily paused due to rising cases of COVID.
"As COVID-19 cases are on the rise, this is an important way to limit the risk of possible exposure to you, your family, our staff and the community," Nuvance Health stated. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and your family. We will make every effort to keep patients connected with loved ones."
Vistors are temporarily paused at all Nuvance Health locations. This includes inpatient, emergency departments, medical practices and ambulatory services. The company operates many medical facilities across the Hudson Valley.
"We know visitors and loved ones play an essential role as partners in healing and wellness, and we re-evaluate our policies regularly," Nuvance Health added.
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Exceptions apply for patients under 21, maternity and NICU patients, those with disabilities and in end-of-life circumstances.
Officials add the visitation policy will be reevaluated regularly but for now no more visitors starting Thursday.
25 True Crime Locations: What Do They Look Like Today?
Census Data Reveals Shocking Information About Hudson Valley, New York
Fall From Grace: The 21-Year Transformation of Andrew Cuomo in New York
Award-Winning Actor Selling Hudson Valley 'Mountaintop Masterpiece'
Did You Know? Over 100 Fun Facts About the Hudson Valley
Take A Look At The Most Expensive Home on the Market in the Hudson Valley
LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State
Nearly 30 High-Risk New York Sex Offenders Recently Moved in Hudson Valley
Photos: Historic 'Hudson Mansion,' With Stage Listed For Discounted Price
Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home
38 'Most Wanted' in New York
Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson Valley
-- Highest Ranking Airbnb