COVID-19

COVID-19 Status Updates

Memorial Health System hospitals are located in Decatur, Jacksonville, Lincoln, Springfield and Taylorville, Illinois. Regular COVID-19 updates are available from Memorial Health System on Facebook and news releases.


Closures

  • All Memorial Health System hospital locations: Cafeterias, Coffee Shops, Chapels and Gift Shops are closed to the general public. These locations remain open for colleagues, and for individuals who are visiting MHS patients. This change has been made to reduce traffic within the hospital and encourage compliance with visitor restrictions.

Visitor Restrictions

Updated August 16, 2021

Transmission of COVID-19 continues to be a risk in our communities. To enhance the safety of patients, visitors, and colleagues, special visitor restrictions are being implemented across all Memorial Health System sites of service. These restrictions will be reviewed and modified as the COVID-19 situation evolves and infection prevention guidance is updated.

Specific Guidelines:  Visitors will be permitted as follows:

  • No visitors are allowed for patients being treated for COVID-19 or patients being evaluated for COVID-19 until a COVID-19 infection is ruled out.
  • No visitors are allowed in Passavant Area Hospital's Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
  • Visiting hours 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Visitors will be screened upon entry and are required to check in with the front desk
  • In the hospital setting, children younger than age 16 will not be permitted, unless they are the parent of a child receiving care.
  • Emergency Department: One visitor who must remain in the patient’s room for the duration of visit.
  • Inpatient adult: One visitor during the hours of 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Inpatient at end-of-life: Two visitors
  • Inpatient Obstetrics: Two support persons who must stay the same for the duration of the hospital stay.  One support person may spend the night.
  • Pediatrics, inpatient and outpatient: Two parents/guardians
  • Surgery/Procedure, inpatient and outpatient: One visitor in the waiting room only for the duration of the surgical procedure.
  • Outpatient services: Patients being provided outpatient services are encouraged to come alone whenever possible or have visitors wait outside until services are complete.
  • Any patient with intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairments: One support person

General Guidelines:

  • Memorial issued medical-grade mask required for all patients and visitors.
    • All patients and visitors are to be given a medical-grade mask upon entry to our facilities per our MHS PPE guidelines. This insures proper protection for our patients and colleagues.
  • Social distancing must be followed in public areas (e.g., waiting rooms, common areas). 
  • Do not visit a patient:
    • If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of COVID-19;
    • If you or a member of your household tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
    • If you or a member of your household are awaiting COVID-19 test results due to symptoms or exposure;
    • If you have been identified by Public Health as a close contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Visitors will be screened upon entry. Visitors will not be allowed to enter if they have a temperature above 100.0°F; display symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, as well as chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and a new loss of taste or smell; or if they have a household member with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
  • You will also be asked screening questions about recent testing, exposure and close contact.  It is important that you answer with honesty to keep our patients, healthcare workers and the community safe. 
  • All Memorial Health System hospital locations: Cafeterias, Coffee Shops, Chapels and Gift Shops are closed to the general public. These locations remain open for colleagues, and for individuals who are visiting MHS patients. This change has been made to reduce traffic within the hospital and encourage compliance with visitor restrictions.

Drive-Thru Lab Services

Memorial Health System offers drive-thru lab services at the following locations:
 

  • Jacksonville - Passavant Area Hospital: Drive-thru lab, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Taylorville - Taylorville Memorial Hospital: Drive-thru lab, Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; weekends 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Springfield - Drive-thru Lab – South Sixth, 2950 S. Sixth, Daily 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Drive-thru Lab – 4th & Carpenter, 320 E. Carpenter, Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Sat. & Sun.

Pre-operative COVID-19 Testing

Memorial Health System offers pre-operative COVID-19 testing at the following locations: 

Transitional Care Unit Visitor Guidelines

No visitors are allowed until further notice.