Boone Memorial Hospital goes back to no visitor policy

MADISON, W.Va. — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in West Virginia, some hospitals and nursing homes are going back to a no visitors policy.

Boone Memorial Hospital announced on Friday that visitors are not allowed at the facility, including all hospital clinics, until further notice.

The hospital said extenuating circumstances may be considered.

“Thank you for your understanding as we work to keep our patients and staff safe,” the hospital said in a release.

In the latest numbers from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Friday afternoon, there are 30 COVID-19 cases in Boone County with 11 being active.

The state has added more than 1,000 cases in the past two weeks from 2,754 to 3,882.

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