Parrish Healthcare on Monday lifted its temporary restrictions on visitors at Parrish Medical Center in Titusville and all its outpatient facilities.
Parrish said the move was in response to a drop in community COVID-19 positivity rates and hospital patient volumes.
Brevard County’s two other major hospital companies — Health First and Steward Health Care — also have removed some restrictions implemented during the recent COVID-19 omicron variant surge.
In a statement, Parrish Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Sellers said: “Parrish Healthcare recognizes that family members and partners-in-care play an important role in the patient’s healing process, and, as such, are excited to be able to lift the temporary visitor restrictions that were necessary during the most recent omicron surge.”
The number of reported new COVID-19 cases in Brevard County declined for the fourth consecutive week during the week of Feb. 4-10, when the total was 2,884, according to the latest available Florida Department of Health data. New cases peaked at 11,559 during the week of Jan. 7-13.
There are no specified visiting hours at Parrish Medical Center. However, “quiet time” is designated between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. daily.
People visiting a Parrish Healthcare facility are still required to complete a wellness screening upon entry and wear a face mask at all times, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Anyone experiencing signs of cold, flu or COVID-19 is encouraged to remain home until symptoms resolve, Parrish said in its announcement.
This article first appeared on FloridaToday.com