Hamilton Health Sciences updates hospital visitor rules as COVID-19 spread slows


Published March 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm

One of Hamilton’s health-care providers has loosened some of the visitor guidelines to its hospitals as COVID-19 infection rates appear to be declining.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) said that as of Monday (March 7), patients will can again have up to two essential caregivers/visitors per day, who may be present together any time during visiting hours.

Children under the age of 12, are allowed to visit again with the expectation that they are able to keep masks on and are supervised by an adult.

Additionally, patients are now allowed to also change their visitor lists freely.

“These decisions were made based on evidence of decreased community prevalence of COVID-19, including declining hospital admissions, high rates of vaccination among citizens, zero outbreaks and much lower rates of staff absence at HHS,” the health-care provider said in a tweet.

Just last week, HHS drop the proof of vaccination requirement for visitors, though they are still required to screen for symptoms of COVID-19 and to wear masks while visiting.

More information on visiting an HHS hospital can be found on its website.

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