Hospital Visiting Restrictions May Ease in Spite of Rising COVID-19 Cases
With no end in sight for the global COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are evaluating the impact of severely restricting or barring visitors all together. In January 2020, more than 90% of hospitals prevented any visitors or severely limited them due to the high risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Now with available vaccines and the performance of elective procedures once again, hospitals must consider the risks inherent to preventing families from supporting patients in inpatient settings. Families and clinicians alike have noted negative effects on patients’ mental health and recovery when they are unable to spend time with members of their support systems. Click here to read more.