Hospitals resume visitation hours

ELLSWORTH — Northern Light Blue Hill and Maine Coast hospitals have announced they will resume visitation hours Wednesday, May 19.

“The hospitals have waited for a time to safely allow visitors back into their facilities,” according to a statement provided by Communications Director Kelley Columber. “Because of the downward trend of our community positivity rate as well as our desire to meet the needs of our community and patients, visitation will be allowed starting May 19.” 

Hospital patients will be allowed one visitor per day between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. for a maximum of two hours. Visitors must wear a hospital-grade mask, regardless of vaccination status, during their entire stay. 

“In the rare instance where visitation impacts safe delivery of patient care (for the patient and/or visitor), visitors may be asked to leave,” according to the announcement. “Hospital providers and staff are continuing to work hard to keep everyone safe.”

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