Visitor Policy Update

May 20, 2021 10:51 am Published by

Hospital and Clinic Visitor Policy (Effective May 24, 2021)

The safety of patients, visitors and staff continue to be our top priority.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, our team has worked diligently to ensure we protect everyone who enters our facilities and implements precautionary measures, as suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH). We continue to feel that this will make a significant impact and assist our team in continuing to provide quality care and maintain a safe environment.

By limiting the number of visitors and controlling the number of visits in and out of our facility, we are better able to provide a safe environment for all of our patients, visitors, and healthcare team members.

Everyone at Magnolia Regional Health Center (MRHC) is committed to keeping our patients, visitors, and staff safe at all times. Support by loved ones plays a vital role in the healing and recovery process, and we understand the importance of patients having access to their loved ones while receiving care at our hospital and clinics. Restricting visitation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most difficult decisions we’ve had to make, but our team continues to work diligently to follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as we navigate the policies and best interests of our patients, visitors, and staff.

To continue prioritizing the safety of our patients, visitors, and staff, MRHC has implemented a revised visitation policy that allows for adjustments based on the number of COVID-19 cases in the community, according to state and county public health data.

The below policies are in place for everyone, including those who have gotten a COVID-19 vaccine.

Effective Monday, July 5, 2 visitors will be allowed per patient until 8 pm. Only 1 visitor will be allowed with the patient overnight. Visitors who leave the patient at 8 pm the night before can return to the bedside at 6 am the next day.

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted at this time.

Inpatients: Two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at night. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Critical Care Unit (CCU): Two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed with the patient at night (this will be considered on a patient by patient basis). Must adhere to critical care guidelines for visitation. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Labor and Delivery: The mother is allowed to have two visitors per day. Only one visitor allowed at night. Must adhere to guidelines for visitation.

Pediatric Patients: Two visitors per day. Both parents/guardians may stay at night.

COVID-19 Suspected/Confirmed Patients: No visitors allowed. Exceptions will only be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Outpatient Surgical Patients: Two visitors allowed with patient.

Emergency Department (ED) Patients: Only one visitor allowed with patient.

MRHC Clinics: Two visitors allowed with the patient.

At all Locations

Before entering MRHC facilities, all visitors must:

  • Bring their own mask and wear it over the mouth and nose at all times.
  • Not have any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Have a temperature less than 100 degrees F
  • Be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure.


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to address continuing challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cafeteria Hours 

  • Breakfast    6:30 – 8:00 am
  • Lunch          11:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Dinner         6:30 pm – 9 :00 pm
  • Grill              4:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Café Hours:

  • Monday through Friday:
    6:30 am to 10:30 pm
  • Weekends:
    6:30 am to 8:00 pm.



As a reminder, please call your provider or our clinic prior to arriving. This will help our team of healthcare professionals takes steps to ensure you receive the appropriate evaluation and protect your friends and neighbors. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping us all safe. These measures are part of the steps we’re taking to protect you, our patients, our staff and the community. Preventing the spread of infectious diseases and protecting our patients are among our first and most fundamental obligations as a community healthcare provider.

***Visitation restrictions during COVID-19 response are subject to change. To protect our patients, visitors and staff, visitors who do not follow personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines will be asked to leave the premises.***

Magnolia Regional Health Center continues to follow and revise our policies to reflect recommendations of the Mississippi State Department of Health, the CDC and the U.S. FDA.

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This post was written by Magnolia Regional Health Center


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