Effective October 19, 2020 – Auburn Community Hospital has suspended limited visitation in the hospital for our patients. 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 of one (1) support person for:
- Labor and delivery
- Pediatric patients
- Patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, cognitive impairment (such as dementia), who require a medically necessary support person (as approved by the nursing supervisor)
- Imminent end-of-life situations
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.
(Per NYSDOH guidance Health Advisory) 4/10/2020