Resurgence of COVID-19 causes Heartland Regional Medical Center to change visitor policy

In response to the resurgence of positive COVID-19 cases in the region and new threats posed by the Delta variant, Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. is changing its visitor policy beginning Monday, Aug. 16.

MARION, Ill. (KBSI) – Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. is changing its visitor policy beginning Monday, Aug. 16.

In response to the resurgence of positive COVID-19 cases in the region and new threats posed by the Delta variant, every person entering the facility, regardless of vaccination status, will continue to undergo temperature and illness screenings and be required to wear masks, observe social distancing requirements and perform good hand hygiene.

No visitors will be allowed at the hospital or its associate clinics. Those include the intensive care unit, inpatient medical unit, emergency department, surgical unit & perioperative services, outpatient lab/imaging and outpatient clinics.

If patients require a support person, some exceptions may be made in special circumstances including pediatric patients and power-of-attorney or end-of-life situations. Exceptions may also be made, on a case-by-case basis, when essential to ensure the emotional health and well-being of the patient. If possible, call ahead and check with the nursing staff if you have questions.

Approved visitors are asked to stay in the patient’s room or designated waiting area, throughout the length of his or her visit.

The Courtyard Café is open to HRMC staff only.

Patients and visitors can enter through the main entrance from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Emergency Department entrance is open 24 hours, every day.

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