University of Mississippi Medical Center Temporary Visitor Restrictions September 17, 2020
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is committed to keeping our patients, staff, students and visitors safe as we continue to respond to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are taking measures to prevent the spread of this novel coronavirus at our Jackson-based hospitals (Wiser, Children’s, University and Conerly).
Effective Thursday, September 17 and until further notice, the visitor policy for all Jackson based UMMC hospitals is as follows:
Children’s of Mississippi patients are permitted to be accompanied by two adult parents, guardians or caregivers, with certain restrictions. The Children’s of Mississippi policy can be found here.
Exceptions to the adult patient policy include:
Patients and visitors entering a hospital facility, including for an appointment at a hospital-based clinic or procedural unit, must use one of two available entrances where they will receive a COVID-19 screening:
Armbands are provided to identify approved visitors at the point of entry and must be visibly worn at all times.
Visitors meeting one or more of the criteria below are not allowed to enter under any circumstances:
Visitors allowed entrance are required to wear a mask, supplied when entering the facility, at all times and should stay in the patient’s room or associated waiting room during the entirety of their visit. To maintain social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or greater, visitors may be asked to leave waiting room spaces. The designated visitor(s) remains the only authorized visitor(s) throughout the patient’s stay or visit. Approved visitors leaving the facility outside of the revised visiting hours are not able to re-enter the hospital until the following day.
We encourage our patient families to visit remotely using telephone or video chat.
Frequent handwashing is required to protect our patients, employees, students and visitors from the spread of germs and viruses.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make efforts to meet the needs of our patients and their support systems, while continuing to take steps to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19.
To view the policy for Jackson-based hospitals, click here. To view the policy for UMMC Grenada and Holmes County, click here. To view the policy for Children's of Mississippi, click here.