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Samaritan Medical Center Announces Change in Visitation

Published on: June 20, 2022

Watertown, NY – After careful consideration, and because the COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain stable, Samaritan Medical Center announces an update to the visitation policy.

As of Monday, June 20, 2022, Medical/Surgical (inpatient) Units, Intensive Care Unit, and Progressive Care Unit patients may have two visitors, per patient, per day with visitation hours from noon-8 p.m.

Both visitors may be with the patient at the same time. This policy change replaces the April 4, 2022 policy modifications in which visitation was set to two visitors, per patient, per day from 2-6 p.m.

Patients, Support Persons, and Visitors are encouraged to review our visitor policy online at: https://samaritanhealth.com/samaritan-medical-center-begins-visitor-restrictions/

For safety purposes, all visitors must be in good health and screened. Driver’s license and photo ID are required at the time of visit. Most visitation is restricted to those 12 years of age or older. A parent or guardian must accompany visitors under the age of 18. Masks are required, as well as proper hand-washing throughout the visit. Visitors who have recently been in quarantine or in contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home.