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Hospital suspends visitation

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RITZVILLE – Citing increased coronavirus cases, East Adams Rural Healthcare is prohibiting patients from having visitors at its 903 S. Adams St. hospital and clinics.

The hospital announced its new coronavirus-related restrictions Jan. 13.

“Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in and around our community, we will be stopping all visitors to our acute and swing patients at this time,” officials posted to hospital social media. “One caregiver may still accompany patients who need assistance for clinic visits, as well as one support person for ED patients.

“No other visitors will be permitted at...


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