JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Beginning Saturday, May 9, Capital Region Medical Center will require all patients, visitors and employees to wear a face covering while in its facilities in the patient care areas.
As the local economy begins to open, the number of elective procedures increases, and clinic visits expand, more patients and caregivers will enter CRMC facilities. Out of an abundance of caution and for the protection of the community, any person entering a CRMC facility in a patient care area will be required to wear a mask. This applies to patients, their care giver, and employees.
“We recognize the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in our community is low, however as stay at home restrictions ease, we want to take every precaution and provide peace of mind to our community that we are committed to safety,” says Dr. Randy Haight, VP of Medical Affairs at Capital Region Medical Center. “Patients and visitors coming into the hospital or into the clinics should wear a mask. A homemade mask or face covering is acceptable.”
CRMC continues to restrict visitors with limited exceptions such a parent or guardian to accompany a minor or a support person with a birthing mother.
Those coming to CRMC will be screened at the door for fever and symptoms of COVID-19. Patients who show symptoms of illness will be provided a hospital grade mask if they do not have one. Visitors with signs of illness will not be allowed in to the facility. All other visitors will be required to wear a mask.
This is an evolving policy and will be continuously reviewed and amended as the situation changes.
CRMC is grateful for the ongoing support and cooperation from the community. To learn more about CRMC’s response to COVID-19 and the visitation policy please click here.
About Capital Region Medical Center
Capital Region Medical Center, located in Jefferson City, Mo. is an affiliate hospital of University of Missouri Health Care, and encompasses a full service hospital, a comprehensive cancer program at Goldschmidt Cancer Center, Home Health and an expansive clinic system covering eight counties. Within the hospital, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is one of the few accredited hospital-based rehabilitation centers in the state. From prenatal and obstetric care to orthopaedic and cardiovascular services, Capital Region provides innovative health care, advancing its mission to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities it serves.