COVID 19: Click here for the latest information about Morris Hospital hospitalizations, testing locations, and visiting guidelines.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Morris Hospital is committed to helping the community navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic. This page includes the latest information on our safety measures, restrictions, and testing capabilities, along with helpful resources from the Centers for Disease Control.

If you develop symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. If you have an emergency warning sign, seek emergency medical care immediately. 

COVID-19 TESTING

There are two options for COVID-19 testing through Morris Hospital:

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER

INSTRUCTIONS: If you are seeking COVID testing and don’t have a physician’s order, you can walk in to one of our urgent care locations where you will first be examined by a medical provider. Before coming to one of our urgent care locations, we highly encourage you to read the current testing procedure at our urgent care locations.

For our Urgent Care hours and locations, please visit:

IF YOU HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER 

INSTRUCTIONS: For patients who have a physician’s order, COVID testing is available at the following Outpatient Laboratory Testing locations. Please go to our Laboratory  Services page for hours by location. Pre-operative COVID testing must be completed before 2 p.m. the day before the procedure.

Please follow the instructions provided to you by the physician who ordered your test. If your physician ordered a COVID test for you but did not provide you with instructions, you can call our Scheduling line at 815-942-4105.

Additional resources available in the community for COVID testing may include retail pharmacies and independent testing centers. Please check websites of the testing centers for specific details. 

SPECIAL VISITING GUIDELINES

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, special Visitor Guidelines are currently in effect at Morris Hospital and all Morris Hospital facilities to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff.

If you are planning to visit a patient in the hospital or accompany a patient to an appointment or visit, please go to our Visitor Information page for the current Visitor Guidelines.

COVID-19 VACCINE

Most area retail pharmacies offer the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check the retail pharmacy websites for specific availability by location and for scheduling information.

Your local health department may also be a resource for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Please check the website of the health department in the county where you live:

MORRIS HOSPITAL SAFETY MEASURES

Numerous measures remain in place to safely deliver care at Morris Hospital and our 27 medical facilities throughout Grundy, LaSalle, Livingston, Kendall, and Will counties:

  • Every patient and visitor who comes to a Morris Hospital facility is required to apply hand sanitizer and wear a well-fitted cloth or surgical mask at all times as the Centers for Disease Control continues to recommend universal masking in healthcare settings regardless of vaccination status.
  • Special inpatient visitor guidelines remain in place for the safety of our employees, patients and visitors.
  • For the highest level of safety, all patients are tested for COVID-19 upon admission to the hospital. Inpatients who test positive for COVID-19 are placed in an isolation room that has negative air pressure in order to contain any potential airborne contaminants.
  • Unvaccinated patients undergoing surgery or a procedure involving anesthesia are tested for COVID-19 prior to the procedure.

CORONAVIRUS & VACCINE EDUCATION

For detailed information about COVID-19, call the Illinois Coronavirus Disease Hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the latest information and prevention tips related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Additional education, links and resources about COVID-19 can be found below:

The CDC has many resources available that address vaccine safety (please see links below). If you still have questions after reviewing this information, you can always speak with your physician about the vaccine.