SPRING VALLEY - Current statistics from Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) have identified 105 positive cases of COVID-19 in 15 counties in Illinois. Because of that, St. Margaret’s Hospital is adopting a no visitor policy to best protect all patients, staff, and visitors and slow down the spread of this disease.
St. Margaret’s will maintain normal business hours and continue to care for patients. The hospital and clinics will review upcoming appointments and may contact some patients to discuss alternative options other than a face-to-face visit.
This will present hardships and challenges for both patients and families, but St. Margaret’s feels this decision is critically important to protect patients, their families, staff and the communities served. The following restrictions are effective through March 30, unless otherwise stated:
There is nothing more important than your health. We understand that these restrictions will be difficult for patients and their loved ones. We are taking these necessary steps to protect our patients and our staff.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.