New visiting hours at Catholic Health facilities as preparation for coronavirus management

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 13:33:28-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Catholic Health has announced as it continues its coronavirus emergency management preparations new visiting hours are being put in place.

"As Catholic Health continues its Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency management preparations to protect the health and safety of its patients, long term care residents and associates, the health system announced additional restrictions to its visiting hours," a release states.

Beginning Monday, daily visiting hours at Catholic Health facilities will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The hours apply to the following facilities:

· Mercy Hospital of Buffalo
· Kenmore Mercy Hospital
· Mount St. Mary’s Hospital
· Sisters of Charity Hospital and its St. Joseph Campus
· Father Baker Manor
· McAuley Residence
· St. Catherine Labouré Health Care Center
· Mercy Nursing Facility at OLV

Catholic Health says exceptions will be made for visitors of Hospice patients or those receiving end-of-life care. It will continue to monitor the status of the coronavirus in the community and make any changes as they need to be made.