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YRMC announces enhanced visitor restrictions for COVID-19

To further protect the health of our patients and community, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) introduced an increased level of visitor restrictions Wednesday, April 1

To create a safe and secure environment for our patients and our healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors are no longer permitted in any YRMC locations. We understand this will be challenging, but we are committed to taking the necessary precautions to protect you, your family, our healthcare workers and the community.

Visitor restrictions are aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The restrictions include the YRMC’s main campus, Cancer Center and all YRMC outpatient clinics/facilities.

The public can now also expect the following changes in these areas:

Emergency Department: All visitors (those dropping off a patient) are asked to please wait in their car or to return home.

Ambulatory/Outpatient Clinics: All visitors (those dropping off a patient) are asked to please wait in their car or to return home.

Patients in active labor are allowed to have one visitor during their stay. Pediatric patients are also allowed one parent at a time. Visitors will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms and asked to wear a mask during the duration of their visit. 

To help minimize the impact of the visitor restrictions on our patients, YRMC is working with families to encourage the use of video chat services such as Zoom or Skype. Families are also encouraged, when possible, to help assure that patients are admitted with their smartphones or tablets, along with necessary chargers.

Families, friends and the community in general are also encouraged to use YRMC’s website to send Cheer Cards to patients. By visiting, cards aimed at brightening someone’s day can be sent to a specific patient or to an anonymous patient in need. To send a card to the latter, simply fill out “Any Patient” in the name field.

YRMC wants to thank the community for its understanding and cooperation. Our community is known for its ability to care for each other. Now is the time for calm, courage and kindness.

YRMC is grateful for the dedication of its committed staff each and every day. That is especially true now as we work collaboratively to protect our community from COVID-19. Their number-one and selfless concern is always for the quality and compassionate care of our patients.

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