• Visitor Restrictions Effective Nov. 3, 2020

    Rome Memorial Hospital is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors and colleagues. Out of an abundance of caution and in light of the increase in COVID cases in our community, Rome Memorial Hospital will join with other local hospitals and restrict hospital visitors for everyone’s protection.

    At this time, nursing home visitation will continue by appointment, under the state’s most current safety precautions, which require proof of a negative COVID test to protect residents.

    Effective Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 the following guidelines will be in effect. Guidelines are reviewed regularly and may change based upon the latest guidance and most current available data.

    No Hospital Visitors Allowed.
    Hospital Exceptions include: 

    • Maternity Department (Support person and one doula)
    • Emergency Department (Support person)
    • Pediatric patients (Support person)
    • Surgical patients (Support person)
    • End of life care
    • Patients for whom a support person has been determined essential to the care of patient (medically necessary).
    • Discharges

    For the above exceptions,
    • Only ONE person is allowed for the duration of the visit.
    • Visitors MUST be 18 or older.
    • Visitors MUST be immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians or patient representatives.
    • Visitors MUST be cleared through the screening process.

    Nursing Home Visitors by Appointment Only
    • Appointments may be made by contacting the Activities Department at (315) 338-7292.
    • Visitors must provide proof of a confirmed negative COVID test within 7 days of the scheduled visit.

    Everyone entering the building must:
    • Be screened for symptoms upon entry.
    • Wear a mask at all times.
    • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
    • Wash their hands with soap and water frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Assess their own health and if at risk for illness, or have any symptoms, stay home.

    COVID-19 Symptoms
    COVID-19 presents with a wide range of symptoms that range from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19.

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    This list does not include all possible symptoms.