Added: September 11, 2020

Missouri Delta’s COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines

  • Patient is allowed one visitor per duration of their hospital stay. The patient will let nursing know the name of the visitor at the time of admission. Visiting hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:00pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am-4:00pm (Enter through Front Lobby unless patient is in the Emergency Department). Visitors are only allowed in designated areas. These areas currently include: Rehab, Telemetry, Med/Surg and ER (more details below).
  • Visitors must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Visitation is denied for patients who are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. For these patients, alternative means for direct interaction between visitors and patients is encouraged, including setting up remote communications such as telephone or internet, to allow for video or audio calls. These areas currently include: ICU, COVID care areas, Psychiatric units, OB, and Pediatrics. Visitation exceptions include: 1 parent or legal guardian for minors, 1 support person for obstetric patients, a limited number of visitors for end-of-life patients, 1 visitor for patients with altered mental or physical status, 1 home caregiver if in-person education/training is required for discharge, and 1 visitor for patients who are undergoing surgery or a procedure.
  • Visitors who are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions, are strongly discouraged from visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • All visitors are required to wear a mask/face covering at all times while in our facility. The patient is also required to wear a mask (if tolerated) when the visitor is in the room.
  • All visitors will be provided a visitor sticker with the specified room number they are visiting. This must be worn at all times while visiting our facility.
  • All visitors to our facility must enter and exit through the front lobby entrance to allow for proper screening for fever (Temp=100.0 F or greater), symptoms of acute respiratory illness, and for adherence to facility mask/face covering requirements. Any visitor that does not meet these requirements will be denied entrance into our facility.
  • All visitors should perform hand hygiene upon entrance to facility, prior to entering patient room, when leaving patient room, and after using restroom. This is properly accomplished by washing hands with soap and water for at least 40 seconds or by using an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol for at least 20 seconds.
  • All visitors should adhere to proper respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, such as covering the mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or sneezing/coughing into elbow. Hand hygiene should be performed after coughing or sneezing has occurred.
  • Visitor movement within the healthcare facility should be restricted to the room of the patient they are visiting. Visitors should not go to other locations in the facility.
  • All visitors should practice social distancing, and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others when possible.
  • Visitors should attempt to limit the number of times they touch common-touch surfaces, including: door handles, handrails, elevator buttons, phones, etc.

Helpful Information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the COVID-19 pandemic announcement, Missouri Delta is taking extra precautions to protect the health of patients, visitors and staff.

Added: July 24, 2020

Was Your COVID-19 Test Ordered Through LabCorp? We can help you get your result.

If your Missouri Delta healthcare provider or a telemedicine program ordered a COVID-19 test from LabCorp, your result will be delivered directly to your LabCorp Patient™ account as soon as it is available. Click here to find out how to set up an account and get your results!

Update: May 1, 2020


Missouri Delta will continue our phased in approach to resuming elective surgeries.  Starting Monday, May 4th, overnight elective surgeries will be allowed with the opening up of our full surgery capabilities Monday-Friday. Understanding the balance of risks between community exposure to COVID-19 and suspended healthcare for existing conditions, elective surgery access will be provided with safeguards in place. We will continue to perform COVID screenings on all patients as part of their pre-op testing prior to their surgery.  We will still allow our surgery patients to have one support person that will be required to wear a mask. Please know that we are closely monitoring new cases of COVID-19 along with the resources needed to respond appropriately to surges in our COVID-19 admissions.  This decision will be evaluated on an ongoing basis with the potential for future waves of infection.

Update: April 13, 2020

The Front (main) Lobby entrance hours will be limited to Monday through Friday from 6am–4pm.
The Emergency Department will serve as the access entrance after 4pm and for Saturdays and Sundays.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, 2020, Missouri Delta Medical Center and Clinics are temporarily suspending all visitors until the transmission of COVID-19 is no longer a threat to our patients, staff, and community. Our patient care philosophy depends greatly on engaging families to be part of the healing process. The decision to restrict all patient visitors was difficult and made only after careful consideration. Missouri Delta will continue to take every precaution necessary for the safety of our community and will do our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19.

Missouri Delta Medical Center recognizes there are times when having a visitor or family member present is crucial. In these cases, visitors will be allowed based on the situations listed below. Please note these exceptions only apply if a visitor passes screening criteria at the check-point.

  • Minors will be allowed one parent or legal guardian.
  • Obstetric patients may have one support person to accompany them.
  • End-of-life patients may have a very limited number of visitors who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
  • Patients with altered mental or physical status may have one visitor who must stay in the room for the duration of the visit.
  • Patients requiring a home caregiver to be trained must stay in the room for the duration of the visit.
  • Patients undergoing surgery or procedures may have one visitor before and immediately after the procedure/surgery.

Please remember that anything we can do to promote social distancing helps slow the potential spread of this virus and protect the most vulnerable in our communities. Your unwavering commitment to our patients during this difficult time is greatly appreciated!

Entrances and Hours will be limited.
The Front (main) Lobby entrance hours will be limited to Monday through Friday from 6am–7pm.
The Emergency Department will serve as the access entrance for Saturday and Sunday visiting hours, 8am-5pm.

All visitors must check-in and be screened before entering the hospital.

Find out more about COVID-19

Missouri Delta COVID-19 Information Line available M-F 8a-5p:  573-472-7240


Missouri Department of Health available 24/7: 877-435-8411

Testing Sites:

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