MaineHealth, a system that includes Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital, has a new policy for visitors to its care settings in light of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Restrictions still remain on the number of visitors, depending on the care setting and patient’s condition, and areas of a facility where visitors can go. Family and friends should check with a patient’s medical caregiver if they have questions regarding visitation. Visitors or escorts are only permitted in MaineHealth facilities in certain circumstances; visit mainehealth.org/Patients-Visitors for details.

All visitors and escorts are subject to screening for COVID-19, and those with COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter a facility. Visitors or escorts must perform hand hygiene prior to entering and upon leaving a patient’s room or care area; wear a mask at all times in the facility; and not go to any locations in the facility other than the room of the patient they are visiting. Hospital cafeterias are closed to visitors.