MASON CITY, Iowa - MercyOne North Iowa announced Thursday that new restrictions are now in place.
The full statement is below:
"The safety of our patients, communities and colleagues is our primary focus during this time of heightened COVID-19 awareness. We are working closely with the CDC, the Iowa Department of Public Health as well as Cerro Gordo Public Health to prepare, prevent and, if needed, care for anyone impacted by this disease. The following restrictions are now in place at MercyOne North Iowa:
For the immediate future, only visits from immediate family members, loved ones or clergy who meet the following criteria will be permitted.
• Two visitors per patient at a time
• No visitors under 14 years of age
• Do not visit if you are sick
There will be one designated visitor for the duration of the stay for patients on the Skilled Nursing Unit.