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Protocols put in place in hospitals, nursing facilities

Protocols have been put in place at local hospitals and
nursing home facilities to limit visitation as COVID-19 continues to spread in
the commonwealth and Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency.


Riverside Health System announced its limited visitation
policy at its hospitals, emergency departments, outpatient clinics and lifelong
health residential facilities.

Riverside visitation changes include the following at all
hospitals, emergency departments and outpatient settings:

—Only two visitors allowed per patient at the hospitals,
including Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Riverside Doctors’
Hospital Williamsburg, Riverside Walter Reed Hospital in Gloucester, Riverside
Tappahannock Hospital and Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital.

—Visiting hours restricted to 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

—Children under the age of 12 not permitted to visit.

—Visitors asked not to enter facilities if they are sick
with coughing, sneezing or fever...

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