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Hospital implements new visitation policy

BUCKHANNON — St. Joseph’s Hospital has implemented a no visitor policy in the hospital and in their clinics beginning this week.

Limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life cases, pediatrics and OB patients.

Those patients will be limited to one visitor.

OB patients will be limited to one adult of the mother’s choice during her length of hospitalization.

Visitors who are ill are not permitted.

Patients in outpatient clinics are asked to come to their appointment alone.

Individuals accompanying patients are asked to remain in their vehicle during the appointment.

Limited exceptions may be made.

Patients experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath will be asked to wear a mask provided at registration.

For questions about respiratory symptoms or the Cornoavirus, call our Nurse Triage Phone Line at 304-473-2161 or visit http://www.stj.net.

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