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Visitors are allowed back at TMH again as local coronavirus cases decrease

A photo of Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, a large greyish building with a blue geometric pattern on the front.
Erich Martin
Special to WFSU
TMH announced it's lifting its COVID-19 visitor restrictions. Loved ones will now be allowed to visit patients in the hospital and accompany them to doctor appointments.

Visitors will now be allowed back at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. The organization announced Tuesday it’s lifting its COVID-19 visitor restrictions.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare said the organization recognizes the important role loved ones play in the healing process of patients.

"We have managed a delicate balance of surrounding our patients with the healing support of loved ones while also limiting the risk of exposure to the virus. With the decrease in COVID-19 cases in our community, we have reevaluated our visitor policy with the safety of our patients and colleagues in mind," the statement says

Officials say they made the decision to lift COVID-19 visitor restrictions because of the continuing drop in local coronavirus cases. Visitors will now be allowed in the main hospital and partnering doctors' offices.

However, mandatory universal masking guidelines will remain in place. Officials also encourage social distancing and good hand hygiene.

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