Salem Township Hospital is implementing a NO VISITORS policy effective Wednesday.
In addition to visitors to hospitalized patients, this includes no support person for Emergency, Rural Health Clinic and Surgery patients and anyone utilizing other services provided at the hospital.
Patients under the age of 18 will be allowed one support person.
Exceptions may be made for patients requiring essential care or for end-of-life circumstances. As a reminder, visitors who meet the exceptions must be healthy and will be screened upon entry.
The main front lobby entrance will remain open Monday through Friday from six am to 6:30 pm but will be closed on weekends and holidays. Outside of those hours, the emergency room entrance, on the hospital’s north side, will be the only entrance to the hospital.
All individuals entering the building through either entrance will be required to wear a mask and will be screened for fever and symptoms upon entry.
The hospital reports the move is being made to make every effort to protect patients, staff, and the community. They appreciate everyone’s help and understanding with the temporary requests. The hospital also encourages the community to follow the Center for Disease Control and Illinois Department of Public Health recommendations.