For Immediate Release – October 19, 2020 – Auburn Community Hospital has suspended limited visitation in the hospital for our patients effective immediately. Unfortunately, the number of new Covid-19 cases has increased significantly in Cayuga County to the point where Hospital Leadership in conjunction with the Cayuga County Health Department and the NYS Department of Health has decided to suspend visitation until further notice. The hospital has a responsibility to protect the health and safety of our patients and our employees, and will only reopen visitation when ACH feels it is safe to do so.
Our current policy remains in place which allows visitation to support persons for pediatrics patients, imminent end of life situations, labor patients and those with intellectual, developmental or other cognitive disability such as dementia (as approved by the nursing supervisor).
We appreciate the understanding of families, and thank our care teams for supporting patients so well and keeping loved ones in touch while in-person visitation remains limited.