Maimonides Going Into Lockdown: No Visitors Aside for Spouse and Parents

Maimonides Going Into Lockdown: No Visitors Aside for Spouse and Parents

Maimonides Medical Center is going into an emergency lockdown Wednesday night, with no visitors allowed aside for a spouse or parent.

Boro Park’s premier hospital announced Wednesday that effective 9 p.m., it will sharply curtail visitors to patients, seeking to further protect its patients and staff.

Maimonides has updated its visitor guidelines multiple times in recent weeks in an effort to better service the community and its patients, saying these precautions are necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus to those most vulnerable to its effects, the elderly and people with a compromised immune system.

At this time, only a spouse is allowed, or parent for the pediatric ward. Visitors must be healthy and have no fever, cough, breathing difficulties or other medical issues.

Also banned are spouses or parents who traveled internationally over the past 14 days. The ban extends to all of the hospital’s buildings and clinics across the area. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic is claiming hundreds of victims in Boro Park, with potentially many more in the coming days and weeks.

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