South Florida Hospitals Bringing Back Visitor Restrictions

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Two of the big hospital systems in Broward and Miami-Dade are bringing back limitations on visitors to patients in their hospitals.

Jackson Memorial Healthcare System will begin restricting patient visitations limiting visitors in their emergency department and in patient rooms in hospitals. Outpatient guests will be required to stay in the waiting room or lobby.

Jackson Health System hospitals had 146 inpatients test positive for COVID-19 and 91 percent of those patients have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County is also going to begin visitor restrictions, needing to revisit their policies because of the recent surge in COVID-19.

“Since July 1, 2021, the volume of hospitalized patients at Memorial with COVID-19 has increased by 125 percent to 234 patients. Of these, 98 percent are not vaccinated, which underscores the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourselves and your loved ones. In addition, 60 percent of these patients are trending younger, under the age of 60,” according to a statement from the hospital group.

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