SPECIAL NOTICE FOR VISITORS – UPDATED MARCH 18, 2020
Due to confirmed cases of COVID-19 regionally, and out of an abundance of caution and care for our community, Glens Falls Hospital has suspended ALL routine visitation to our patients effective immediately.
No visitors will be allowed unless they meet the exceptions listed below, however no visitors under age 16 will be allowed. There are exceptions for certain patients that include:
- Delivering mothers will be allowed one visitor for the duration of their stay – this can be a spouse/significant other OR another support person of the family’s choosing
- Special Care Nursery patients may have one birth parent plus one significant other who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit
- Compassionate exceptions may be made
Guests that meet an exception will be allowed inside the hospital, but will be restricted to the patient’s room. Once a guest leaves a patient’s room, they must leave the hospital.
No guest will be allowed entry to visit a patient who has a pending or positive COVID-19 test.
Additionally we have new hours for our public entrances:
Tower Entrance = CLOSED
West Entrance = Daily, 6AM-8PM
Pruyn Entrance = Monday-Friday, 5AM-6PM
Emergency Department = 27/7 including holidays
Valet Service is suspended until further notice. All visitors and patients will be screened prior to entry.
We thank you for your cooperation!
Fathers/Significant Others are welcome anytime.
All other visitors may visit from 9:00am – 1:30pm and 3:30pm – 8:00pm.
Exceptions to this include flu or any other community outbreak where infection poses a larger threat.
Note: All visitors will be greeted by Security and asked to show a photo ID. These include, but are not limited to, a driver’s license, military ID, or School ID. If a visitor does not have an ID, the security team will work with the visitor on a case by case basis. A photo will be taken and a visitor badge will be issued to give you access to the Hospital campus. We appreciate your cooperation.
1:30pm – 3:30pm is Quiet Time on The Joyce Stock Snuggery to promote rest for mom & baby.
Visiting is suspended during that time for everyone other than fathers/significant others. This is a time for you to rest without fear of being interrupted by visitors, nurses or anyone dropping in. We believe you need time to get to know your baby, breast feed, or just nap. This is your time out from the hectic routine of hospital. Your nurse will, of course, be available for any assistance you need.