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Glen Cove Hospital visitation reopens with new guidelines

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Glen Cove Hospital has resumed visitation hours with guidelines to keep employees, patients and visitors safe.

Isolation precautions

Anyone who visits a patient with an isolation sign on the door should stop at the nursing station before entering the patient’s room. Isolation precautions create barriers that help prevent the spread of germs in the hospital and are needed to protect the visitor and the patient they are visiting. The precautions are also needed to protect other patients in the hospital.

When a patient is in isolation visitors may need to wear PPE (gloves, gown, mask). They cannot touch the patient and may not be allowed into a patient’s room at all. Visitors who are ill will not be permitted to enter the hospital.

Glen Cove Hospital encourages visitors to remain closely connected to their loved ones through virtual visual means such as Skype or FaceTime.