CMC initiates ‘no visitor’ policy; Elliot asks public to avoid ‘unnecessary’ visits

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Catholic Medical Center

MANCHESTER, NH — Catholic Medical Center will close its doors to visitors starting Saturday as part of its ongoing protocols during COVID-19 preparedness. According to a press release issued Friday evening:

“Effective noon on Sat., March 14, Catholic Medical Center will be restricting all visitors to the hospital under a temporary no visitation policy.  We’re taking this measure to protect our patients and employees from the spread of and potential exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to this temporary visitation policy, we are suspending all fitness classes and most community education classes and group sessions through the end of the month.

CMC would like to thank the public for their cooperation as we work to keep the community calm, informed and healthy.”

Meanwhile, Elliot Hospital is also asking the public to forego any “unnecessary” visits to the Manchester campus, as per their website:

  • To ensure our patients’ safety, we respectfully discourage any unnecessary visits to Elliot Hospital.
  • Patient and visitors will be able to access the hospital through the Main Lobby, Emergency Department, and Skywalk effective at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
  • Any visitor to the hospital who has a cough, fever, chills or a sore throat will not be allowed to enter.
  • Visitors who are seeking access to inpatient units may be asked to consent to temperature screening prior to being allowed in to the area.
  • Please note that our outpatient and Urgent Care practices are not able to do COVID-19 Testing.

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