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Memorial Hospital restricts visitors

Posted: Apr. 3, 2020 6:00 pm

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.

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