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Cass Regional’s COVID-19 response

Cass Regional’s COVID-19 Response

Updated August 16, 2021

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 controlled access to the facility, infection prevention, visitor restrictions, social distancing.

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. Public water fountains within the hospital are closed.

Visitor Restrictions

• Hospitalized and Emergency Department patients are not allowed to have visitors at this time.
• Outpatients (ex., laboratory, medical imaging and rehab), clinic patients (ex., family practice, specialist clinics and wound clinic), and outpatient surgery/GI patients may continue to bring one support person (14 years of age or older) with them.
• No one under age 14 may visit at this time.
• All patients and visitors will be screened upon entry and required to wear a mask, regardless of
vaccination status.
• Visitors who screen positive at entry will not be allowed to enter.
• Please utilize alternative methods of communication with patients as much as possible.

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.