COVID-19: Community Care is Top Priority
Updated: Jun 16
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) continues to evolve, we want our patients to know that their health and safety is the top priority of Memorial Hospital and all of our locations. We are implementing precautions and procedures to help protect our community. We encourage you to check our website or Facebook page often as we continue to update these sites with important information.
Key things we want you to know:
If you are sick and do not need medical care PLEASE STAY HOME. This is our greatest defense in preventing the spread of disease. The CDC recommends the following if you suspect you may be ill with COVID-19. These are all good practices to follow no matter what illness you may have.
Memorial Hospital and all of our healthcare locations are currently implementing visitor restrictions.
EVERYONE that enters one of our locations is screened. Even our employees are going through daily screenings to help keep our patients/visitors healthy.
Visitors under the age of 12 will not be permitted.
NEW Restricted Visiting Hours are 12:00pm-5:00pm.
We ask that patients that are able to come without attendance/assistance do so. If assistance is needed please limit to 1 person.
If you need to bring a child in for an appointment, we ask that only one adult attend that child. Arrangements can be made to phone conference in an additional person if necessary. Please try to not bring additional children to appointments or to the ER if possible.
We are limiting visitors to 2 for any patient that is hospitalized during their entire hospitalization. Of course we are willing to work with families of loved ones on a case-by-cases basis as needed.
VISIT OUR COVID-19 LANDING PAGE FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AS SOME THINGS MAY CHANGE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.
We have added a Q&A to our COVID-19 landing page and encourage you to review this section as it may provide answers to many of the questions you have. We will continue to update this section as more information becomes available.
Practice Social Distancing to help prevent the spread and protect yourself. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recommends the following.
There are still plenty of activities you can participate in at home and around your house to stay active.
Take a walk
Go for a hike
Complete yard work
Play in your yard
Clean out a closet or organize a cluttered area
Read a good book
Listen to music
Teach your children to cook
Play games with family members
Facetime a loved one
Call a friend
Check on elderly neighbors
Learn a new skill like knitting, YouTube has many educational videos to learn new things.
Organize your digital photos or build your photo albums online
Find creative ways to occupy your time as you practice social distancing. If at any time you are feeling stress, anxious or depressed many help lines are available. You can find those resources here.
You can view the latest details on current infection rates in Illinois on the IDPH website here.
Illinois Corona Virus Response from the State of Illinois: coronavirus.illinois.gov
Daily press conferences at 2:30pm from the State of Illinois. illinois.gov/livevideo
You can find the latest updates from the CDC here.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a weekly conference calls beginning on Friday, March 20th at 4:00pm ET / 3:00pm CT. Click here to register.
Many of these pages are posting and sharing information from reliable resources.