River Hospital in Alexandria Bay. Watertown Daily Times

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the river communities, those at River Hospital have made the decision to suspend visitation, feeling it best to revert back to the original visitation plan for COVID for the time being.

Out of an abundance of caution and effective immediately, the hospital will only be allowing visits for things like end of life, pediatrics and other patients unable to speak for themselves, according to Andrea Roden, director of marketing and community relations for the hospital.

Evaluations are ongoing with River Hospital’s COVID leadership team meeting on a weekly basis, so numbers from each week will be looked at and decisions will be made in response.

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Eagle24

Consequences of those who feel it's their right to not wear masks and party... now patients can't have families visit loved one... For those who refuse to socially distance, shame on you!! Better hope God judges you better than me..

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