CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Memorial Hospital in Carthage has added more stringent visitor restrictions due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in the state and region and as a proactive plan to reduce the risk of transmission to protect patients, employees and the public.
No visitors will be allowed with the exceptions of:
º The significant other of a woman in labor (one visitor only).
º The parent or guardian of a minor who is a patient (one visitor only).
º A support person for a patient with a diagnosed cognitive disorder such as dementia.
º Patients on end-of-life services.
Visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hancock County. Anyone with symptoms -- fever, cough, shortness of breath -- should call the Illness Clinic at 217-357-0617.