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Riverside Health System temporarily restricts visitors in outpatient settings

To protect the health of patients, team members and the community amid the continued spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, Riverside Health System is temporarily restricting visitors in outpatient areas until further notice, a Riverside release stated.Outpatient setting visitation restrictions as of March 18 include the following:No visitors may accompany outpatients, with these exceptions:One visitor may accompany a patient who needs assistance getting to and from their car. One visitor may accompany a patient who needs assistance understanding medical treatment. Those people who are giving rides to patients but who do not wish to enter the building can call ahead to make arrangements for the patient to be transported from the car to the area of service.These outpatient setting visitation changes are in addition to earlier restrictions to visitors in Riverside’s five hospitals. Riverside is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak in step with the Virginia Department of Health.There ...

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