MercyOne is reinstating visitor restrictions at MercyOne Clinton Medical Center and all MercyOne Clinton facilities due to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Clinton County and the Eastern Iowa region.
Starting Thursday, July 30, no visitors will be allowed in the hospital except for these extenuating circumstances:
- Children admitted to the hospital
- Maternity units
- Patients receiving end-of-life care
For the approved exceptions, only one visitor per patient will be allowed and they must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- Either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians, or patient representatives
- Healthy with no symptoms of illness, including respiratory or fever
All approved visitors will be screened at the entrance and will be required to wear a mask.
For patients at MercyOne Clinics and provider offices, a support person will be allowed to accompany the patient in certain circumstances, such as when the patient needs support with ambulation, is in critical condition, or the support person is a designated driver or caregiver post-procedure.
The support person must be healthy with no symptoms of COVID-19 or any other illness, and will be required to wear a mask.