INVERNESS, Fla. — Citrus Memorial Hospital is opening its doors to more visitors as it continues to see a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
One patient per visitor will be allowed from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week starting on Sept. 29, with exceptions for the Women and Baby Center, COVID-19 patients and end-of-life situations.
Patients in the Women and Baby Center are allowed two visitors, with one allowed to stay overnight post-partum.
For the safety of patients, visitors, and caregivers, the hospital says it will not allow visitors to see COVID-19 patients.
Exceptions can be made for end-of-life situations but must be approved by the hospital administrator on call.
All visitors must be over the age of 18 unless they are a parent of a hospitalized child.
Citrus Memorial stopped allowing most visitors back in August when Florida was seeing pandemic highs for COVID-related hospitalizations.
The number of total hospitalizations with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state fell to 7,556 as of Sept. 23, according to the Florida Hospital Association.