Hartford HealthCare Begins to Lift Visitor Restrictions

Daniela Doncel
June 03, 2020 - 2:13 pm
Dr. Ajay Kumar speaking at Hartford HealthCare on March 10

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - Visitor restrictions are being lifted at Hartford HealthCare after nearly three months with two initial phases, Hartford HealthCare officials announced Wednesday.

Visitors will be allowed starting Wednesday for patients undergoing surgeries or procedures across the system, Hartford HealthCare President and CEO Jeffrey Flaks said. 

Upon arrival, visitors will be screened, Flaks said, and must screen negative for COVID-19 in order to stay. Visitors will also be required to wear a face mask at all times, maintain social distancing and have their temperature taken.

Visitation will be expanded for all patients starting June 8, Flaks said. This second phase will be rolled out over Monday and Tuesday of that week, he said.

Hartford Healthcare operating nursing home and assisted living facilities are the exceptions. Flaks said visitation is not permitted at those locations until early September due to Governor Ned Lamont's executive order.

Officials first implemented visitor restrictions around March 10 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

More details on visitor guidelines can be found on the Hartford HealthCare website.