Manatee Memorial Hospital modifies visiting rules due to COVID-19 concerns

Manatee County

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MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Manatee Memorial Hospital is once again updating its visitation policies.

Starting Wednesday, visitors will not be allowed in the inpatient nursing units.

This comes nearly a week after Sarasota Memorial Hospital implemented a similar policy in the wake of a spike in coronavirus cases.

For additional information, please visit the hospital’s website and click on Committed to Safety for more information.

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