(Effective October 31, 2020)
In response to the resurgence of COVID-19 in our community and in an effort to maintain a safe environment for our patients and staff, we regret that we are not allowing visitors/support persons at Morris Hospital or any Morris Hospital facility until further notice. This includes:
- Inpatients (A support person may be approved on an individual case basis for patients who are at end of life)
- Surgical patients
- Emergency patients
- Outpatient tests, procedures, therapy sessions
- Immediate/Convenient Care visits
- Physician office visits
- Sleep studies
The only exceptions are, one (1) designated support person (age 18 or older) is permitted for:
- Children 17 and younger who are receiving any service at Morris Hospital or a Morris Hospital facility
- Laboring mothers
- Patients with an intellectual and/or developmental disability or diagnosis that impairs understanding, judgment, or decision-making
Expectations of Support Persons:
If you are accompanying a patient as a result of one of the exceptions above, please help us maintain a safe environment by following these guidelines:
- Support person must be free from illness and will not be permitted to enter if exhibiting fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, or flu-like symptoms.
- Support person will undergo a temperature check and screening questions before being permitted to enter. Anyone who screens positive or has a temperature of 99.5° or higher will be unable to enter.
- Support person must wear a mask covering their nose and mouth while in a Morris Hospital facility, including a patient room.
- Support person may only eat or drink in the hospital cafeteria in order to assure that masks are in place at all times in inpatient care and reception areas.
- Other than use of the cafeteria, gift shop, or restroom, support person must remain in the designated reception area or patient room at all times.
Visitors should park in the visitor parking lot off High Street on the east side of the hospital campus.
Flowers & Balloons
Flowers and mylar balloons sent to the hospital will be delivered to the patient’s room, with the exception of the ICU. Please do not send latex balloons to any patient. Latex balloons are not permitted anywhere in the hospital for the safety of individuals with latex allergies.
Additional visitor information is available in our Patient Guide.