For Visitors

Punxsutawney Area Hospital Visitation Policy & Hours

As the COVID-19 community transmission rate begins to increase in Jefferson County, the Punxsutawney Area Hospital is taking an active approach to keep all patients, staff, and visitors safe. The Pennsylvania Department of Health created  A Level of Community Transmission Table which identifies the current level of community transmission of COVID-19 (low, moderate, or substantial) in each of Pennsylvania’s counties. The table is updated weekly on Fridays and reflects COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard data from the most recent 7-day reporting period. The hospitals visitation  policy has been established based on the PA Department of Health Dashboard and their PCR, Polymerase Chain Reaction which tests for active infections, Percentage of Positivity. Click Here to view the PA Dept. of Health Dashboard. 

  • Green= Low Level= PCR  Percent Positivity below 5%

One designated support person at a time per patient with exceptions (2 grandparents visitation together in OB at a time and End of Life visitation for families).

  • Yellow= Moderate Level= PCR Percent Positivity 5% to less than 10%

Visitation by one designated support person per day.

  • Red= Substantial Level = PCR Percent Positivity is greater than 10%

Only visitation by essential visitors if needed.

Hours for visitation for all levels are:

Monday  through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday from 6:30 3 p.m. 

Sunday from Noon to 3 p.m. 

Visitor Policy contact the Public Relations Office at 814-938-1827.

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