Morris Hospital has expanded its visitor guidelines. Effective Monday, September 14, one designated support person age 18 or older is permitted for hospital inpatients, emergency room patients, and patients undergoing surgery or a procedure involving sedation.
General inpatient visiting hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The support person for obstetrical patients will continue to have 24 hour visiting. Patients coming to Morris Hospital or any of its facilities for services other than an inpatient stay, emergency visit, or surgery or procedure involving sedation are still asked to come alone in order to maintain an environment conducive to physical distancing.
This includes outpatient tests and procedures that don’t involve sedation, rehabilitation services, physician office visits, and immediate/convenient care visits. A support person will continue to be permitted in all circumstances for children 17 and younger, individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and those needing continual assistance.
Like all guests entering the hospital, support persons will undergo a temperature check and screening questions at the entrance. Anyone exhibiting a fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough, or flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to enter. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required at all times inside all Morris Hospital facilities.