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MVHS Visitation Guidelines

Mohawk Valley Health System Visitation Policy – Phase Two

Effective September 14, 2020

The safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community are of primary importance to Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS). Therefore, during the initial onset of the coronavirus in our state, we immediately complied with strict recommendations by the State of New York to limit visitors to our facilities. Our goal was to limit exposure to COVID-19, especially important to individuals with compromised health status. We took our role to help flatten the curve of potential exposures very seriously.

We recognized that separation of patients and their loved ones during hospitalization can cause significant stress and anxiety which is why in June we reopened our facilities to visitors with some restrictions in our Phase One Visitation Policy. Phase One allowed us to ensure the number of COVID-19 cases remained low in our area and provided a chance to understand the visitation needs of our patients and their friends and family. We are now rolling out Phase Two of the MVHS Visitation Policy – effective Monday, September 14, 2020.

Visitor Guidelines – Inpatient Hospital Units

Visitor Responsibilities – Inpatient Hospital Units

Visitor/Support Person Guidelines – Emergency Department (ED)

Visitor Guidelines – Maternity

Visitor/Support Person Guidelines – Ambulatory Surgery, Outpatient Procedures and Testing