Only patients to be permitted in Emergency Department, starting today, at Rome Hospital

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Only patients will be permitted in the Emergency Department at Rome Memorial Hospital with limited exceptions for the protection of everyone due to the significant increase of COVID cases in the community, beginning today, Thursday, Dec. 3.

A medically-necessary support person will be allowed to accompany:

Patients with confusion, altered mental status, developmental delays or mobility issues;

Patients under the age of 18; and

Patients in critical condition.

Anyone who is experiencing a life-threatening emergency should not delay care because of concerns over COVID-19, the hospital emphasized. Hospitals have protocols in place to protect patients from infection.

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