Starting Monday, inpatient visitors to Roswell Park need to be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Starting Monday, Roswell Park will require inpatient visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a negative PCR test.

Acceptable forms of vaccination proof include:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, in paper or electronic copy
  • New York State Excelsior Pass/Excelsior Pass Plus
  • NYC COVID Safe mobile app records 

Visitors who are accompanying patients for outpatient or ambulatory appointments are exempt from the new rule.

Hospital visiting hours remain from noon to 6 p.m. every day, including weekends and holidays. For additional information on coronavirus and visitation policies and procedures, visit

Kaley Lynch is a digital reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2017. See more of her work here.

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