WATERBURY — Trinity Health of New England’s visitation guidance is determined by the prevalence of Covid-19 within the health ministry and in its communities.

As a result of the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Connecticut and surrounding states, St. Mary’s Hospital has re-implemented Phase 1 of the ministry’s visitation policy. These restrictions are in place for the protection of patients and colleagues, and following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

St. Mary’s Hospital will be closed to visitors, with exceptions for compassionate care situations, which will be made on a case-by-case basis. This visitation policy also includes the emergency department.

Compassionate visits include children admitted to the hospital, maternity, hospice care/end of life, a companion for facilitation of care.

For those exceptions, only one visitor will be allowed, and they must be 18 years or older; either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians or patient representatives; healthy with no symptoms of illness including respiratory or fever.

All visitors who are permitted will be screened prior to entry. 

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