Want to go visit your friend or loved one in the hospital? Well, as of October 5, 2021 things have changed about what you need to do, in advance, to make that happen.

Yes, you need to go during visiting hours. For Northern Dutchess Hospital that is 12 PM to 6 PM, daily. For Vassar Brothers Hospital that is 11:30 AM to 6 PM, daily.

You will need to wear a mask, but not just any face covering. The hospitals will not accept a bandana or neck gator type of covering, they require that you wear a close fitting, over-the-ear, type of face mask.

While those above two things, appear to be what you would more than likely expect.

Here is the big change, that went into effect on October 5....

You will now be asked to provide proof of full vaccination or you will have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, that has been taken within the 72-hours prior to your visit.

This is the new, hard fast protocol that has been put into place if you want to visit anyone in the hospital, inpatients, the emergency room, or even any thing else inside those medical buildings.

Do you think that this is fair? For you to have to go through this just to be able to visit someone?

9 New Fast Food Restaurants Coming to Route 9

It's a fast-food invasion. There are nine new fast-food restaurants slated to open up soon on Route 9 in Dutchess County. Are you ready to hit the drive-thru?

Steve From 'Blue's Clues' Is Selling His Awesome Brooklyn Bachelor Pad-Blue Is Not Included

How Old Movies Predicted How Life Would Be Today? It's Shocking How Accurate!

Want to see what people in the past thought life would be like today? Watch these films.

When Was The Last Time You Ate One of These Places?

YouGov investigated the most popular dining brands in the country, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context on the findings. Read on to look through America's vast and divergent variety of restaurants—maybe you'll even find a favorite or two.

Do Any of These Ways to Save Money Actually Work? Have You Tried Them?

These money-saving tips—from finding discounts to simple changes to your daily habits—can come in handy whether you have a specific savings goal, want to stash away cash for retirement, or just want to pinch pennies. It’s never too late to be more financially savvy. Read on to learn more about how you can start saving now. [From: 25 ways you could be saving money today]