Roswell Park taking part in pilot COVID-19 visitation program

May 19, 2020

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is among 16 hospitals in New York State to allow visitors as part of a pilot program addressing the heartbreak of COVID-19 patients isolated from their families and friends.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said visits under the two-week pilot program, to start May 26, will be time-limited. Visitors will need to wear protective equipment and will be subject to temperature and symptom checks.

Roswell Park is the only hospital on the list from Erie County or Western New York.

Cuomo also said the state will allow Memorial Day ceremonies with up to 10 people despite statewide lockdown rules. The governor said ceremonies marking the Monday holiday with 10 or fewer people will be allowed by the state, but at the discretion of local governments.