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A doctor examines a patient at the department of pediatrics at the Gudermes central district hospital. Yelena Afonina/TASS Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images

Starting today, Augusta University Health is allowing two parents or support persons to accompany pediatric patients for surgeries, inpatient hospital stays and clinic appointments at Augusta University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

They will be screened at entrances where they will be asked about symptoms and virus exposure.  They must also wear a face covering while in the hospital and clinics.

After entering the hospital, family and support persons will be given a sticker verifying they have been screened and asked to limit their movement to their patient’s room.  Family who come to the hospital after 8:30 p.m. will be issued a photo I.D.