Conemaugh Medical Center implements visitor restrictions due to raise in COVID-19 cases

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EDITORS NOTE: This story was originally published on Oct. 3, 2021, regarding Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s visitor restrictions initially applied to the Emergency Department.

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTAJ) — Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown has implemented visitor restrictions amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the region. Visitors will now be limited for all inpatient units and the Emergency Department. This also includes the Crichton Rehabilitation Center.

Visitors will have to abide by these policies:

  • Adult patients (18 and older) are permitted one visitor at a time.
  • Minors (under 18) are permitted one adult visitor at a time.
  • Labor and Delivery patients are permitted one adult visitor.
  • Emergency Depatment patients are are permitted one visitor at a time.
  • COVID-19 patients are not permitted any visitors.

Patients are encouraged to use alternative methods of communication as much as possible. Exceptions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

“As always, the safety of our patients, providers and team members continues to be our top priority as we continue to navigate this pandemic, and we will not waver in this commitment,” said Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center CEO William E. Caldwell. “We continue to take all of the necessary precautions in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities, and we want to reassure our communities that it is still safe to come to our hospitals and clinics should you or your family need care.”

Conemaugh Health System encourages the community to remain active in attempting to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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