In response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and to protect patients, staff and the Excela Health community, the county health system has announced that “no visitors will be permitted in the inpatient, outpatient or emergency department areas” at its hospitals.

Hospital officials said visitors will be permitted in the following situations:

  • Patients under the age of 18;
  • Persons with disability or other impairment;
  • Labor and delivery (individuals should be prepared to stay for the duration of episode of care).

Special considerations will be made for:

  • Emergency care;
  • End-of-life care.

Excela Health said it plans to “screen all who enter its facilities. Visitors’ temperatures will be taken, and a series of health-related questions will be asked prior to entering the building.”

Hospital officials said if individuals feel ill, “please do not enter any of the buildings and contact a physician for further direction unless seeking emergency care.” For updates, visit

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