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Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside implements new visitor policy amid coronavirus outbreak

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In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside is taking many precautions and has created a new policy for visitors.

The policy, which is effective immediately, includes the following:

—Only two visitors are allowed per patient admitted to the hospital.

—Only one visitor is allowed per patient in the emergency room.

—No visitors under the age of 15 are permitted inside the hospital.

—Visitors may only come if they are healthy.

—The maternity ward is limited to two healthy visitors at a time, who must be partners or grandparents.

Hospital officials are closely monitoring the coronavirus situation and the facility’s visitor policies may be altered as the need arises. MSSN reserves the right to turn away visitors who exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms. The new visiting rules are in effect to keep all of its patients — including visitors’ loved ones — safe from germs. Administrators request that if you have cold or flu-like symptoms, you stay home.

For more information about the coronavirus, visit mountsinai.org/southnassau.

—Courtesy MSSN; compiled by Mike Smollins