(KWWL) -- MercyOne Northeast Iowa is now restricting visitors to protect the health and well-being of patients, families and local communities.
For the immediate future, only visits from immediate family members, loved ones or clergy who meet the following criteria will be permitted.
- Two visitors per patient at a time
- No visitors under 14 years of age
- Do not visit if you are sick
MercyOne Northeast Iowa is following the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's COVID-19 recommendations and are acting with an abundance of caution to not elevate the risk of exposure to the virus for physicians, patients, staff or community members.
MercyOne Northeast Iowa is following guidance provided by the CDC and Iowa Public Health Department to screen patients for symptoms including fever and respiratory signs as well as travel history and exposure to those who have traveled.
If you begin to experience symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or if you live in or have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, call your primary care provider before walking into a clinic.