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.
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 4 days 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.
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.
Missouri Delta COVID-19 Information Line available M-F 8a-5p: 573-472-7240
Missouri Department of Health available 24/7: 877-435-8411