3 Fresno-area hospitals to ban visitors starting Friday – with some exceptions


FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – No visitors will be allowed access to three major Fresno-area hospitals starting Friday, with some exceptions, until further notice.

The measures were put in place as part of measures to control the spread of coronavirus – and will apply to Community Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Downtown Fresno, Clovis Community Hospital, and Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.

According to identical posts on each of the hospital’s Facebook pages, no visitors will be allowed at any of the Community Medical Centers’ hospitals – with very few exceptions. Anyone who qualifies under those exceptions but fails to pass a COVID-19 entrance screening will not be allowed to visit family and friends in the hospital.

According to Community Medical Centers, exceptions include:

  • Obstetric patients, allowed one support person to accompany them.
  • Nursery/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients, allowed one visitor, parent or guardian.
  • Patients at the end-of-life allowed two visitors.

More information can be found here.

The post ends adding that restrictions are subject to change. The current visitor restriction rules will remain in place until further notice.

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