Beginning today, there are some significant changes regarding visitor hours at the hospital that you might want to make note of!

As the delta variant strain of Covid-19 is causing cases to rise across the state, and all across the United States yet again, there have been some setbacks, after several months of progress, and that means that some measures that were in place previously, are unfortunately being implemented once again

Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor has issued some changes, via their visitation policies for patients of the hospital.

Starting today, Tuesday, August 24, most hospital patients will only be allowed to have one visitor between the hours of 2 pm and 7 pm daily. Visitors must be at least 18 years of age, they must adhere to Covid-19 guidelines by masking up, even if they are vaccinated.

Labor and delivery rules vary, but one person is able to be present on a 24-hour basis

Since guests must wear a mask, this also means that no food or beverages are allowed in a patient's room, and visitors must use public restrooms.

There are exceptions to all of these rule changes that will be reviewed by Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center on a case-by-case basis.

This recent interview with Dr. James Jarvis of Northern Light EMMC, tackles several current Covid issues, including the delta variant, and masking up.

For much more info about these policy changes, go to https://northernlighthealth.org

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