Savannah hospitals enforce visitor restrictions due to coronavirus

St. Joseph’s/Candler hospitals, a network of 103 buildings across Savannah, have imposed strict visitation rules to protect their patients and staff from the spreading coronavirus.

New rules state that only two visitors will be allowed per patient's room, and no visitors under the age of 18 are allowed, according to WJCL.

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Rules are stricter for cancer patients. All visitors going to the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and cancer patients may have only one visitor at a time.

Additionally, visitors are asked to self-screen and stay away if they experience any symptoms.

This includes anyone who has come in contact with someone who has recently traveled internationally.

"We understand that this can be difficult for extended family and recommend alternative methods of communication (i.e. telephone, FaceTime, Skype)." —COVID-19 updates from St. Joseph's/Candler

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