Morris Hospital returns visitor restrictions as COVID-19 admissions climb

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MORRIS – Morris Hospital is returning once again to restrictions on visitors as cases of the pandemic climb in the community.

The new guidelines went into place Saturday, including restricting one designated visitor or support person older than 18 years of age.  Visitors will only be allowed at the hospital for laboring mothers, children younger than 17, and patients requiring continuous assistance. 

“We understand the important role of family and are very disappointed to have to implement strict visitor guidelines again,” says Kimberly Landers, Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nurse Executive at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “With COVID-19 incidence on the rise, limiting the number of people who come into the hospital and all of our facilities is one way we maintain a safe environment for our patients, staff and community. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during these difficult times.”

No other visitors will be allowed at the hospital or any of its facilities until further notice.

Restrictions apply to those hospitalized patients, having surgery or procedures involving anesthesia, emergency patients, or any other patients. 

End of life visitors will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Since March, 6,174 residents in Morris have been tested for COVID-19, with 476 cases among the results. Grundy County was one of the five boarder counties including Will and Ford at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease last week. Grundy reported 208 newly confirmed cases just last week according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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