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Arizona Doctor Explains How Visitation Rules Are Easing Up At Some Hospitals

Phoenix-area hospitals are generally starting to relax their restrictions on visitors, as the surge in the number of COVID-19 cases the state saw earlier this summer has eased.

Valleywise Health is one of those systems that’s now allowing many patients to have a visitor, although the restrictions are still in place for those in COVID-19 units and in behavioral health settings.

The Show spoke with Dr. Michael White, the chief clinical officer for Valleywise, for more about how visitation is unfolding.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.