East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC) is asking for the community’s help in maintaining the safety of patients, visitors and their healthcare team members.

When in the hospital for treatment, the best interest of their patients is to minimize unnecessary exposure to infectious or communicable diseases.

If you have a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, patients should tell staff immediately and visitors should delay your visit unless seeking medical care.

Only well, essential visitors such as immediate family, partner or significant other ages 18 and older may visit patients.

The limit of visitors to EGRMC is two at a time. Patients in isolation will have additional visitor restrictions.

If you would like to drop off a card, gift or message of encouragement, we are happy to deliver those to patients.

You may also call a patient’s room or visit patients using Facetime or another video communication app.

Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities in Statesboro have issued a no visitor policy.  They are asking family members and friends to not come into their facilities unless it is an emergency.  Their population is the most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus and for that reason they are taking extreme precautions to protect their residents.


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