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Samaritan Medical Center Announces Change in Visitation

Published on: April 4, 2022

Watertown, NY – After careful consideration, and because the COVID-19 hospitalization rates remain stable, Samaritan Medical Center announces a two-person, per patient, per day visitation policy for the following inpatient populations:

Medical, Surgical, Intensive Care Unit, and Progressive Care Unit

Both visitors may be with the patient at the same time. This policy change replaces the February 28, 2022 policy modifications in which visitation was set to one visitor, per patient, per day.

Patients, Support Persons, and Visitors are encouraged to review our visitor policy online at:

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 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 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.