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Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mar. 21, 2020 - Hospital visitor restrictions expanded to protect against COVID-19

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To further protect patients, the community and health care workers, CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield Communities are expanding visitor restrictions beginning Monday, March 23.

No visitors will be allowed in the health systems’ hospitals across southwest Missouri, with some exceptions for laboring mothers, pediatric and NICU patients, end-of-life situations and drivers for urgent procedures.

For specifics at CoxHealth, please visit: https://www.coxhealth.com/newsroom/coxhealth-issues-new-guidelines-visitors-due-covid-19-concerns/ 

For specific restrictions at Mercy, please visit: https://www.mercy.net/newsroom/2020/03/21/mercy-springfield-communities-expands-visitor-restrictions/ 

For more information about COVID-19, visit the Health Department website at health.springfieldmo.gov/coronavirus, email coronavirus@springfieldmo.gov, or call 417-874-1211.

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