Visitor Restrictions Now In Effect at Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics

To protect our patients, families, and health care workers during the global outbreak of COVID-19 the following temporary visitor restrictions are being implemented effective immediately (3/12/20). These visitor restrictions are temporary and subject to change as necessary.

  • Only primary caregivers will be allowed to visit patients. Primary caregivers must be at least 18 years of age and older and include:
    • Parents/stepparents
    • Spouse/significant other
    • Other defined caregiver

Visitors must be screened by nursing staff before visiting the patient at least once per day. The visitor must be free from illness such as fever, sore throat, cough, diarrhea, vomiting, or runny nose.

Visitors must remain in patient rooms as appropriate and limit movement within the facility.

Exceptions may be made in certain situations as approved by the patient care team.

On weekends, the main entrance will not be open, so all patients and visitors should enter through the ER entrance and push the button to be screened before entering.

All visitors are required to wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the patient’s room. We understand these visitor restrictions may be difficult and we do value a family-centered care environment, right now restricting visitors is in the best interest of our patients and staff.

Effective Friday, March 13 at 9:30 p.m. the ACMH Fitness Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this effort.