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Visitor restrictions relaxed at Marian Hospital

Marian Regional Medical Center
Dignity Health Central Coast Division

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Following guidelines from the Santa Barbara County Health Department, Marian Regional Medical Center is updating it's visitor policy.

One visitor at a time per patient is allowed in the hospital. Visitors must be at least 16 years old, and visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The hospital is also making video visitation available as an alternative. Masks are required at all times, and everyone entering the hospital will be screened.

Marian continues to follow California Department of Public Health guidelines for reducing the spread of flu-like illnesses.

In a statement the hospital says: The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Older individuals with severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. In addition, remember to wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, and avoid touching your face.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of an illness such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, and/or nasal congestion should not visit the hospital until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.

A hospital hotline number is available for those with additional questions at (805) 332-8276.

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