Greene County Medical Center Updates Visitor Restrictions due to Decline in the COVID-19 Positivity Rate in Greene County


Due to a low COVID-19 positivity rate in Greene County, Greene County Medical Center announces revised visitor restrictions effective Monday, March 15. Please note, visitor restrictions are applicable to change at any time due to an increase in COVID-19 case counts. We will maintain full visitor restrictions for COVID-19 positive patients.

Designated visitors must be free of any signs of illness. Individuals at high risk for severe disease (e.g., underlying cardiopulmonary disease, poorly controlled diabetes) should not visit. Visitors are required to wear a mask at all times, wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand foam/gel upon entering and exiting patient’s room. Greene County Medical Center team members will provide instructions if additional PPE is required. All visitors will continue to be screened upon entrance to the Medical Center.

Acute Care visitor guidelines for non-COVID-19 positive patients:

-          No age restrictions

-          Free from illness such as (fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting or runny nose)

-          Visiting hours are open 24 hours, 7 days a week

-          Nursing staff will hold a list of visitors approved by the patient, with 3 visitors limited per visit

Emergency Department, Clinics, Oncology, Outpatient Services, Surgery:

- Patients are allowed one designated visitor to be present. 

Long Term Care visitor restrictions vary with COVID-19 case count, please check with Long Term Care staff for specifics of what is currently in place and if visitors are allowed at this time.

The situation with COVID-19 remains fluid. The Medical Center will continue to evaluate information from many sources and make important decisions as the situation changes.