Mar 18 2020

 

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020, no visitors are permitted at any Mercer Health location, due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus).  These visitor restrictions apply to all Mercer Health facilities.

Exceptions:

  • One (1) support person for Childbirth Center patients
  • End of Life situations – close family and clergy only
  • One (1) support person for surgical patients
  • Minor patients (<=18 years old) limited to only parents, guardians or primary caregivers
  • One (1) support person for individuals with significant disabilities

Visitor Screening/Protocols

  • All visitors to the hospital will be subject to screening for symptoms and travel or exposure history
  • Visitors will be asked to leave the facility if they have had symptoms of the seasonal flu or COVID-19, such as shortness of breath, cough, fever, chills, headache, vomiting sore throat, muscle aches or diarrhea, in the past 48 hours or exposures in the last 14 days.
  • If a patient requires a driver, the driver will be asked to wait in their car until the patient’s appointment is completed.
  • Visitors cannot leave the patient’s room and must wash their hands, or use hand sanitizer, before and after leaving the building.
  • Visitors may enter :
    • On the East side of the hospital by using the Emergency Entrance
    • On the West side of the hospital by using Entrance #3: West Entrance or Entrance #2: South Entrance, but will be stopped near the West Registration for screening.
  • These entrances at the hospital will be temporarily closed to the public:
    • Entrance #4: The Cedar Table Entrance
    • Entrance #1: East Entrance

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff, visitors and the community.