Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Mercy’s hospitalized patients will be allowed to have one visitor per day.
This is effective at:
- Mercy Hospital Springfield
- Mercy Hospital Aurora
- Mercy Hospital Cassville
- Mercy Hospital Lebanon
- Mercy St. Francis Hospital
Visitors will have their temperature taken and must answer COVID-19-related questions. Visitors should bring and wear a mask throughout their time inside the facilities.
For now, to promote social distancing, Mercy’s clinic and outpatient visitor restrictions remain in place. In clinics and outpatient locations, adult patients cannot have a visitor with them at their appointments, with these exceptions:
- Medical decision-makers
- Those necessary to ensure patients receive care
- Young children can accompany parents/guardians if child care is not available
“Our patients and their loved ones have been so understanding of our recent policies, which were designed to limit the risk of COVID-19 infections among our patients and caregivers,” said Craig McCoy, president of Mercy Springfield Communities. “Mercy recognizes how important family and friends are to a patient’s recovery, and we’re so pleased to be able to welcome them back into our hospitals.”
Mercy will continue to monitor COVID-19 infections in the area and make adjustments as necessary.