AnMed Health reinstates no inpatient visitor policy due to surge in COVID-19 cases

July 7, 2020

In light of the surge in COVID-19 cases, AnMed Health has reinstated no visitation for any inpatient areas with the exception of end-of-life and special circumstances for the safety of our patients, community, and staff. Effective Monday, July 6, visitation will be limited to only one support person for end-of-life, labor & delivery, pediatrics, outpatient facilities, surgery, and Emergency Department. There will be no visitation under any circumstance for COVID-19 positive patients or patients under investigation (PUIs) for the coronavirus. 

Face-coverings must be worn at all times by the patients and their support person. Each will be screened upon arrival. The support person must be at least 16 years old. 

These restrictions apply to the following facilities: 

  • AnMed Health Medical Center 
  • AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital 
  • AnMed Health Oglesby Center 
  • AnMed Health Cannon 
  • AnMed Health clinics, practices, labs, procedure areas, and radiology areas 

If an individual believes they could have COVID-19 symptoms, for the safety of the patient, staff, and community, we urge them to call their provider before showing up at the office or Emergency Room. We remain vigilant about the potential spread of COVID-19. In addition to reinstating visitation restrictions, we continue to require everyone at our campuses and outpatient facilities to wear face- coverings and be screened upon arrival. We are also frequently cleaning and disinfecting all parts of our facilities, offering e-visits and other virtual care options whenever possible.