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Current Restrictions at Jones Memorial Hospital

  • Visiting hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Every visitor entering Jones Memorial Hospital must stop in the main lobby for a temperature check and to answer screening questions. 
  • Visitors will be asked to leave if they have had significant COVID exposure or symptoms during the prior 14 days or have a temperature of 100o F upon screening.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask while in the hospital and wash hands or apply hand sanitizer before entering and after leaving patient rooms. Hand sanitizer stations are located in the main lobby, hospital hallways, and in all patient rooms.
  • Proper handwashing consists of washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or applying hand sanitizer. 
  • Face coverings will be provided by the hospital and must be worn covering the nose and mouth. Visitors who fail to wear face coverings will be asked to leave. 
  • Upon admission, patients may designate two visitors age 18 or older who will be allowed to visit throughout their stay.  Only one of these designated visitors can visit per day, for no more than four continuous hours. 
  • Visitors must remain in the patient rooms unless asked to leave for care purposes.
  • Visitors to the ICU will be limited to ONE hour. A maximum of two patients will be allowed a visitor in the ICU at a time.
  • Visitors are not allowed in the Emergency Department or in Surgical Services, including Ambulatory Surgery. 
  • Support people accompanying those in the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, or any of the Medical Practices must wait in their vehicles or offsite and will be notified when the patient is ready for departure.  
  • Support people that are deemed essential to care for patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and patients with cognitive impairments including dementia, one support person may be identified and present with no time limitations
  • Exceptions will be made for obstetric and pediatric patients, as well as for patients at end of life. 
  • Patients who are COVID positive or those suspected of having COVID may NOT have visitors.


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