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Visitor Hours, Restrictions & Masking Policies

Updated: January 17, 2024

Masking Guidelines

Throughout the upcoming months, we may have to continue to implement masking as a strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, RSV, and the flu virus for limited portions of time within our facilities. See below for current hospital-specific masking guidelines.

Masking will be optional for individuals in most other health care facilities unless signage indicates otherwise.

For the safety of our high-risk and/or immunocompromised patients, masking remains mandatory for the following individuals/facilities:

  • Where patients are being treated for cancer, or have other immunocompromising conditions.
  • For anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 or has a known exposure to COVID-19 (must be worn for 10 days, per CDC guidelines).
  • Anyone showing signs of respiratory illness (coughing, sneezing, fever, runny nose, etc.)

Visitor Hours

Visitor Restrictions

Due to the prevalence of flu in New York State, visitors to acute care facilities must be 12 years or older. Specific units may have different restrictions. See below for additional restrictions.