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Visitor Restrictions Tightened at Sioux City Hospitals

Post Date:03/17/2020 5:13 PM
MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local public health authorities want to provide the safest possible environment for patients, families, visitors and staff. Based on the latest available information, one important way to enhance resident health and safety is to reduce their exposure to potential disease carriers.

The fewer people with whom our patients come into contact, the less likely they will be to contract COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. For this reason, effective Wednesday, March 18, we are instituting strict visiting restrictions. For the immediate future, NO visitors will be allowed in our facilities.

Visitor Restrictions
NO visitors will be allowed in our facilities.
Some exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances.

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis for:
- Children admitted to the hospital
- Maternity units
- Patients receiving end-of-life care

For approved exceptions, only one visitor per patient will be allowed. They must be:
- 18 or older
- Either immediate family members, powers of attorney, guardians or patient representatives
- Healthy with no symptoms of illness including respiratory or fever
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