Bassett relaxes emergency visit rules

Bassett relaxes emergency visit rules


Bassett Healthcare Network partially lifted visitation restrictions in its emergency departments across the region effective March 1, 2022.


This includes A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta, A.O. Fox Hospital’s Tri-Town Campus in Sidney, Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, Cobleskill Regional Hospital, Little Falls Hospital, and O’Connor Hospital in Delhi.

Under the rules announced March 1, patients will be permitted to have one visitor with them during their time in the emergency department. The visitor must stay in the room unless otherwise directed by their loved one’s care team. All visitors must also follow appropriate measures with personal protective equipment (PPE). In general, visitors must be at least 12 years old except in rare situations approved by the patient’s care team.


Extenuating circumstances will continue to be considered on a case-by-case basis for patients who may also need support persons, including children, people who are cognitively impaired, and others. These situations will be at the discretion of the patient’s care team.


Full visitation and support person guidelines for all areas across Bassett Healthcare Network – including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities – are available on

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