River Hospital suspends visitation

ALEXANDRIA BAY – River Hospital is suspending all visitation on the Inpatient Unit and support persons in the Emergency Department and Ambulatory
Surgery Unit, due to the recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases in the region.

Effective October 31, this change is being made to minimize additional people in the hospital in order keep all patients and employees safe. Exceptions to this suspension include allowing only visitors that are medically necessary to the patient.

Exceptions would include:

 The visitor is essential in assisting with the care of the patient

 End-of-life situations when family members should be allowed to be present for
the comfort of the patient and each other

 Legal representation if required

 Patient under the age of 18 may have one parent present

 Patients that have difficulty communicating or explaining their needs

The hospital is taking all precautions to keep its employees and patients safe while
adhering to state Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

To view the current visitation guidelines, visit riverhospital.org/about/covid-19.