With the lifting of the orange and yellow restriction zones
in Erie County, NYS Department of Health declared that hospital visitation can
begin again with strict safeguards that will limit the possibility of the
spread of COVID-19 to patients, staff, and visitors.
Effective Monday, February 1, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital will resume visitation on the Medical Floor.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital has adopted and is implementing
the following measures in order to resume visitation on the Medical Floor:
- Visitation hours are from 10:00am to 12:00pm and
5:00pm to 7:00pm, only. Visitors are only to visit the patient’s room and
should not walk around other areas of the Hospital building.
- Per the NYS Department of Health, visitors must
be greater than 18 years old, with the exception of end-of-life visits.
- Visitation will be limited to one visitor per
patient at a time.
- Visitors must wear a mask over their mouth and
nose when in the Hospital building. If entering an Isolation Precaution room,
visitors will be required to wear all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
(PPE). If the visitor does not agree to wear all appropriate PPE, they can be
- Visitors must enter Bertrand Chaffee Hospital
through the Main Entrance lobby door and must proceed directly to the screening
- Visitors will be screened for temperature, any
COVID symptoms in the last 14 days, and any contact with a COVID positive
person in the last 14 days.
- Information about the risks of visiting will be
given to the visitor at the screening desk and their name, phone number, who
they are visiting, and the date and time of the visit will be recorded.
Visitors will be given a “Visitor” sticker to wear.
Emergency Room visitation remains unchanged; one visitor per
patient at the discretion of the Emergency Room staff and will undergo the screening
process and procedures as outlined above.
Ambulatory Surgery patients undergoing same-day procedures
may be accompanied by one person, only, and will undergo the screening process
and procedures as outlined above.
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, following guidance from the New
York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, reserves the right to modify these policies and measures at any