Mount Nittany Health announced Friday that it has revised it’s visitation policy due to a recent, local “uptick” in COVID-19 cases.
Health officials say the hospital is currently treating 25 COVID positive patients, ages 28-90.
“Over the last several weeks, Mount Nittany Medical Center has seen an uptick of COVID-19 cases in our community, and with it, a steady increase in the numbers of patients hospitalized due to COVID. Due to this increase, Mount Nittany Health has revised its visitation policy in the best interest of the safety of its patients and staff,” health officials said.
As a result, hospitalized patients at Mount Nittany Medical Center will no longer be permitted to have visitors.
This change in policy will take effect on Saturday, April 3.
Health officials add that emergency patients may be accompanied by one individual, as long as that person has not been exposed to COVID-19.
For additional questions about the updated visitor guidance, call 814-231-7000.