July 13, 2021
Masks will continue to be required in all facilities
MU Health Care is tightening restrictions on visitors for some of its care environments as COVID-19 cases spike across the region.
Effective Wednesday, July 14, adult inpatients at University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and Women’s and Children’s Hospital will be allowed one specific visitor from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Women in labor will be allowed a spouse or partner and labor coach. No visitors will be permitted for adult patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
Parents and guardians will continue to be permitted for pediatric patients, but only one parent will be allowed for pediatric patients with COVID-19.
Missouri Psychiatric Center patients will only be allowed one visitor from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Emergency Department patients, those undergoing same-day surgery and testing, and those attending clinic visits will be limited to a single visitor.
All visitors to University Hospital, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute and Women’s and Children’s Hospital must be at least 16 years old. Missouri Psychiatric Center visitors must be at least 18 years old. Zoom and FaceTime will continue to provide patient access to family and friends who cannot be present.
“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across Missouri, we believe these steps are necessary to protect our patients, guests and staff,” said Kevin R. Gwin, MU Health Care chief patient experience officer. “We will continue to monitor infection rates and other key metrics for the region and will adjust our policies based on that data.”
For more details about these policies and information regarding COVID-19, visit muhealth.org/coronavirus.