Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center released a statement regarding face coverings in their facilities. Read their full statement below:
Jasper, Ind. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, we have been fortunate to see a decrease in the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in recent weeks. In addition, the availability of vaccines has increased, and all adults in Indiana are now eligible to receive a vaccine. All of this is great news, but it is important for us all to understand that the pandemic is far from over. With the emergence of new variants which are more easily transmitted, the lifting of many restrictions around the country, and increasing travel and activities, we continue to see new COVID cases in our community every day. Because of this, it is extremely important that we continue to take all the recommended precautions to prevent unnecessary spread of the virus, including the use of face coverings when out in public, social distancing, washing and sanitizing hands, and avoiding large gatherings of people.
Please be aware that Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center will continue to require all patients, visitors, and caregivers to wear face coverings when in public spaces and around others. Face coverings are still required to enter any of our facilities, including the hospital, physician offices, and other outpatient settings. We appreciate your cooperation in following these requirements to protect yourself and one another. We will continue to evaluate all requirements and visitor restrictions as local situations change.
Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family. As your health care provider, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center is committed to your safety and wellbeing, and we believe that together, we can continue to overcome the challenges of this pandemic.