As COVID cases rise again, AU Health tightens policies
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Due to a recent increase in the COVID-19 cases in the area, Augusta University Health is updating its visitation policy to help prevent the spread of infection within its medical facilities.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, visitors to any AU Health facility will be required to wear a medical-grade face mask while in the building and will be required to observe proper hand hygiene.
In the event visitors do not have a mask, one will be provided at hospital entrances, where hand hygiene will also be enforced.
No support people will be permitted with patients who have COVID-19.
Non-COVID patients can have two support people at a time.
Waiting rooms will remain open with physical distancing. In-person or large gatherings/meetings are permitted with physical distancing and mask-wearing.
The requirements will be readjusted when it is safe to do so, the hospital system said.
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