Northern Dutchess Hospital modifies visitation

RHINEBECK – Because of the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Northern Dutchess Hospital is limiting visitation out of an abundance of caution and to safeguard patients and staff.

As of Wednesday, November 18, no visitors are permitted for inpatients unless patients are under age 21, on the maternity unit or extenuating circumstances apply. The full visitation policy at: https://patients.healthquest.org/covid-19-updates/

“This is an ongoing pandemic and we must band together once again to bend the curve of active cases and virus spread. Please continue to wear a mask in public, limit group gatherings with non-household members, wash your hands frequently throughout the day, and stay home if you’re not feeling well,” said Denise George, president of the hospital.

She also urged people to get tested if they think they have symptoms of COVID-19.

For more information about COVID-19 testing at Nuvance Health’s primary care practices and outpatient locations, please visit: https://patients.healthquest.org/covid-19-testing/

Information about COVID-19 testing in Dutchess County can be found here: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/Collection-Sites-for-Testing-in-Dutchess-County.htm

Information about COVID-19 testing in Ulster County can be found here: https://covid19.ulstercountyny.gov/get-tested/



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