Visitor Restrictions Modified, Masks Required in Hospital and Clinic
Masks are still required in all Madelia Health buildings, in accordance with the CDC guidelines for hospitals and health care facilities. Caregivers, patients and visitors to the hospital and clinic are required to wear a mask upon entering. If you do not have a mask, we can provide you with one. Masks are worn to protect patients and caregivers from COVID-19.
Visitor restrictions have been in effect at the hospital for several months. We are now modifying these restrictions so that patients can have more visitors, but only one visitor at a time per patient.
All visitors must follow the rules of the facility:
- Visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the facility.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 please wait to visit. Visitors will be issued a visitor’s sticker to wear for the day.
- The visitor can then go to the designated patient’s room and remain in the room for the entire visit.
- We would like to avoid visitors coming and going multiple times in a day.
- Compassionate exemptions may be allowed for COVID patients, or for patients at the end of life. This is decided case-by-case by the charge nurse.
These updated visitation policies will remain in place until further notice, however, it is important to remember that an increased surge of COVID-19 patients in our community or hospital may cause visitation restrictions to be reinstated.
The front door of Madelia Health (east side of building) will continue to be locked when the Clinic is closed. After Clinic hours, use the Emergency entrance on the west side of the building. Please press the silver button for assistance. (Clinic hours are: Mondays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Thank you for your support during this difficult time.