PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 Visitation Guidelines
July 9, 2020
A message from: Madison County Memorial Hospital
Dear Patients, Families, Friends, Volunteers:
Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) is taking additional steps to protect patients, family members, staff and the community from the transmission and community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. For the safety of everyone and to prevent the spread of this virus, we are taking specific temporary actions to limit visitors and minimize entries and exits into the facility. However, we understand the benefits of our patients having a loved one be part of their healing process.
Visitors can expect to receive a temperature screening and be asked several health-related questions. If you have a temperature greater than 99.9 or answer “yes” to any of the health care screening questions, you will not be allowed to visit. Please answer the screening questions honestly to avoid potential exposure to our workforce and patients and cause unnecessary health risks, including but not limited to the death of others.
- All visitors must properly wear a protective face mask provided by MCMH while in the hospital. If a visitor is not allowed or willing to wear a mask as indicated in this image, they will be asked to leave the hospital.
- All visitors must use hand sanitizer upon entering the building, again upon entry into any area (patient rooms), throughout the entire visit, and before exiting the hospital.
- All visitors are always required to wear a visitor pass provided by MCMH while inside the facility.
Additional Visitation Guidelines
- No visitors allowed for patients under investigation or testing for COVID-19; or who are in an infectious disease isolation room.
- No visitors in the Medical/Surgical Units except for special considerations. A visitor guide is provided to each visitor at the screening station point of entry.
- No visitors for Emergency Department patients, except for special considerations.
- One accompanying person for Surgery patients, except for special considerations.
- One designated caregiver for Pediatric patients.
Visitors will be allowed under these special considerations:
- Patients who are at end-of-life may have two visitors at one time. Family and friends will be able to rotate out safely if they pass the screening process. A visitor guide is made available to each visitor.
- Minor patients under the age of 17 may have one visitor (parent or guardian).
- Patients who have behavioral health needs or developmental delays (where caregiver provides safety) may have one visitor.
- We strongly discourage visitors over the age of 70 with chronic health conditions.
- Patients seeking emergency care will enter through the ER entrance—which is open 24/7. The front entrance door to the hospital is closed until further notice.
- We will provide updates as conditions change. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together.
We encourage you to review the CDC website for information about COVID-19, including its symptoms, how it spreads, and actions you can take to protect your health.
Thank you very much for everything you are doing to keep our patients, staff, and community safe and healthy. We continue to monitor the situation in our community; we will keep you informed about any new precautions we think are necessary to keep your loved one safe.
Tammy Stevens, CEO
Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH), is located near downtown Madison, Florida and serves a sixty-mile radius of North Florida and South Georgia. With an Emergency Room, Inpatient-Nursing, Swing-bed, Acute Care and Observation as well as Outpatient- diagnostic, physical, occupational and speech therapy, full-service laboratory, Endoscopy services, a Wound Care Clinic, and General Surgery, the goal is to build a collaborative network to ensure a strong and healthy community through innovative health services. Facebook @madisoncountymemorialhospitalMCMH