Illinois hospital makes changes to visitor policy

Illinois

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill. (WEHT) – A partnered hospital with Deaconess Illinois has changed their policy for in-patients and their visitors. Lawrence County Memorial Hospital announced that in-patients will be allowed only 2 visitors per day. They say that visitors must pass a screening process before entering.

They add that ER and surgery patients will not be allowed to have visitors unless they have an approved exception. Those exceptions include a parent or guardian of a minor, patient requiring assistance for physical or cognitive impairments or at the physicians discretion.

A spokesperson with the hospital says that their top priority is the health and safety of their patients, visitors, employees and communities.

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