CGH issues stricter visitor policy for COVID-19

STERLING – Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, CGH Medical Center will no longer allow visitors beginning Monday.

"Some exemptions will be made for children admitted to the hospital, the Birthing Center, outpatient testing patients that need assistance, or end-of-life situations," the hospital said in a news release. "In these situations, one designated support person may be allowed. They must be age 18 or older, and be either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians or patient representatives."

In addition, both CGH and outlying clinics are asking patients to attend appointments alone if possible. If a person is needed to accompany a patient, that person must wear a face mask at all times and go through a temperature screening.

"Remember that we are all in this together," the release said. "Continue to protect yourself and others by washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask and maintaining social distance."

For more details on visitor restrictions and general COVID-19 information, go to www.cghmc.com/covid19

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