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YRMC announces enhanced visitor restrictions for COVID-19

NOTE: Visitation restrictions have been updated to restrict all visitors. Exceptions apply.

To further protect the health of our patients and community, Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is introducing expanded visitor restrictions on Tuesday, March 17 at 8 a.m.. Aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, the restrictions will be implemented at YRMC’s main campus, Cancer Center and all of our outpatient clinics/facilities. 

The public can expect the following changes:

• Visitors must be 18 years or old, unless they are a patient or the parent of a patient. 

• Visiting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Patients may receive one visitor a day, with an exception for pediatric patients, where both parents may be present. Patients’ chosen visitor for that day may leave and return between visiting hours. However, visitors will asked to complete the verbal screening when they arrive for each visit.

• Visitors to the main YRMC campus, Cancer Center and all ambulatory clinics will be screened for symptoms associated with COVID-19: Cough, fever and or shortness of breath.

• Visitors will be given wristbands to help manage visitation.

• Patients and visitors are asked to use the Main Entrance, Women and Children’s entrance or the Emergency Department entrance to access the hospital, as all other public entrances will be closed.

YRMC wants to thank the community for its understanding and cooperation. Our community is known for the 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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