Visiting Restrictions due to COVID-19

May 28, 2020

At Memorial Medical Center, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. As current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in our region, effective June 1st, we are easing our visitor policy as follows:

To protect our patients and staff, effective June 29, 2020, hospital visitation will be restricted as follows:

Emergency Department & Intensive Care Unit:

Due to social distancing needs and limited space in ED, no visitors are allowed in the ED or waiting room at this time.  Exceptions may be in certain specific circumstances as determined by the ED Director/Manager/Team Lead.


  • One visitor will be allowed per day/per patient

    • Visiting hours will be between 4pm and 8pm Monday-Sunday

    • All visitors must be 18 years of age and older

  • Visitors will not be allowed to visit the Covid-19 positive patients or patients being ruled out for Covid for their own safety.

  • Neonatal Intensive Care and Pediatrics-may have both parents in their room

  • Maternity/Labor and Delivery-may have one significant other in their room

  • Patients Undergoing End-of-Life:

    • Two rotations of 3 persons (family, friends, or pastoral care) these will be coordinated with the Unit Director/RN Charge

    • **Family waiting to rotate must remain in their cars until notified of the rotation shift

      • Per Governor's mandate gatherings of 5 will be honored

      • 1 is the patient

      • 1 is the registered nurse

    • When possible Unit will notify security/screening station of pending rotation

  • All visitors will be screened upon entry of the facility.  We continue to screen everyone who enters our facilities for symptoms consistent with COVID-19, per CDC guidelines. Any visitor with a fever or who is not feeling well will be prohibited from entering the facility.

  • All visitors will be required to wear a mask.

  • Visitors will be instructed to remain in the room for the duration of the visit.

  • Visitors will be asked to follow hand hygiene protocol, using hand gel or soap and water, while limiting surfaces touched before entering patient rooms.

    During this time we encourage family members to use "video visits" options such as phone calls, FaceTime, Skype, WhatsApp and other online platforms to stay in contact with their loved ones.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.