Cooperstown, NY – Now effective, Bassett Healthcare Network has updated the inpatient visitation policy covering all of its inpatient and clinic locations across the region, including A.O. Fox Hospital, Bassett Medical Center, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and O’Connor Hospital.
Inpatient visitation hours have lengthened to 8:00am – 8:00pm. Visitors need to be 12 years of age or older. Two visitors are allowed with a patient at a time. Once in the facility, visitors will need to limit the number of times they go in and out.
Some patients may also be granted a support person to stay overnight. A support person is an individual who is deemed by a patient’s care team to be medically necessary due to a patient’s need of cognitive or other extra support. Support persons need to be 18 years of age or older. Other extenuating circumstances – such as end-of-life patients and young children—will continue to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All other individuals will be classified as visitors and must come during visitation hours. The patient or caregiver will determine who their visitors and support persons will be.
All people who enter Bassett Healthcare Network’s buildings must wear a properly fitting surgical-grade mask during the entirety of their visit and participate in screening procedures upon entrance, including temperature checks and a brief questionnaire. Proper personal protective equipment will be provided at building entrances for those who need it.