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Cass Regional’s COVID-19 response

Cass Regional’s COVID-19 Response

Updated Monday, July 25, 2022

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, Cass Regional remains diligent in its efforts to protect patients, visitors and staff through the use of universal protective measures that focus on the vaccines, controlled access to the facility, infection prevention, visitor limitations, social distancing.

Vaccines

The FDA and CDC have approved the following:

  • Everyone 6 months of age and older is now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Getting a vaccine for a child under 5, check eligibility with the vaccination location before visiting.
  • Everyone ages 5 and older is eligible for a booster shot.
  • To receive a vaccine, visit one of the many local pharmacies or discuss with your primary care physician office.

We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Access Control

Public access to Cass Regional Medical Center continues to be limited to the main entrance and the Emergency Department entrance. The main entrance hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only the Emergency Department entrance will be open on weekends. All patients and visitors will be asked screening questions about symptoms, and if they have been in close proximity to any person who tested positive for COVID-19.

Infection Prevention

All patients and visitors will be required to wear masks while in common areas and outpatient treatment areas. Visitors can bring and use personal masks, such as a handmade cloth mask, or one will be provided. Staff will continue to use personal protective equipment as required. Other infection prevention measures, such as hand hygiene and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces and public areas, are ongoing.

Visitor Restrictions

Visiting hours: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily

• Masks must be worn by all visitors over the age of two (2) years old in all common areas as well as in patient rooms when a caregiver is present.
• Patients are allowed two (2) visitors at a time during visiting hours.
- Visitors can switch out with other visitors.
- ICU visitors must be 14 years old or older.
• Inpatients who have tested positive for COVID-19 may have one designated visitor for four (4) hours per day. The designated visitor will be required to wear PPE provided by the nursing staff and remain in the room the entire duration of the visit. Exceptions are allowed for end-of-life care.
• Overnight stays are generally prohibited but will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis according to the patient’s condition and needs.


All visitors must follow these directions when in the facility:
• Maintain social distancing (at least six feet from others).
• Wash hands or use hand sanitizer when entering or exiting patient rooms.
• All patients and visitors must self-attest that they are not experiencing any of the following COVID-19 symptoms upon entering the facility: scratchy or sore throat, congestion or runny nose, cough, muscle or body aches, fever or chills, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.

Social Distancing

All patients and visitors will be encouraged to maintain a distance of six feet from others while in the facility. Furniture in common areas such as waiting rooms and the cafeteria has been rearranged to better accommodate social distancing recommendations.

Telehealth Visit Options

The organization continues to offer telehealth options for several of its primary care and specialty clinics. Patients who are interested in a virtual visit should call the clinic office first.

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