Morris Hospital Visitor Restrictions Take Effect October 31
October 30, 2020, Morris, IL – In response to increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the community and for the safety of patients and staff, Morris Hospital is returning to strict visitor guidelines effective October 31. One visitor/support person age 18 or older will only be permitted for laboring mothers, children 17 and younger, and patients who require continual assistance. No other visitors/support persons are permitted at Morris Hospital or any of its facilities at this time.
The visitor restrictions apply to hospitalized patients, patients having surgery and procedures involving anesthesia, emergency patients, and all patients coming to the hospital for any service. The same restrictions will go in place at all Morris Hospital facilities including immediate and convenient care locations and physician offices.
For hospitalized patients who are at end of life, visitors will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
“We understand the important role of family and are very disappointed to have to implement strict visitor guidelines again,” says Kimberly Landers, Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “With COVID-19 incidence on the rise, limiting the number of people who come into the hospital and all of our facilities is one way we maintain a safe environment for our patients, staff and community. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these difficult times.”
For Morris Hospital’s latest visitor restrictions and guidelines, go to morrishospital.org/covid19.