Masking for public coming in to MHP Facilities
- CDC guidance continues to require masking for healthcare facilities. MHP
will follow the CDC’s guidance.
- Visitors accompanying a patient who refuse to wear a mask will be asked
to remain outside the building.
Presurgical COVID Testing - Presurgical COVID testing will cease unless the patient is symptomatic
for elective surgeries. If the patient has not been vaccinated, they will
be educated on additional risk during surgery. This will be effective
Admission COVID Testing - If the patient is vaccinated, no COVID test will be given, unless otherwise
indicated. Symptomatic patients (with COVID-type symptoms) will continue
to be tested for COVID. The effective date is 06/21/2021.
Maternity Care - Testing of pregnant patients on admission will cease unless COVID symptoms
are present. The effective date is 06/21/2021.
Inpatient - Visiting hours will remain as currently posted. For COVID-positive patients,
no visitors until after 20th day of onset of symptoms. End-of-life situations are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Maternity Care - Labor and Delivery: One support person and one additional designated
visitor will be permitted during labor and delivery.
Postpartum: One support person will be permitted the entire stay. One additional designated
visitor per day between the hours of 8am-8pm. The effective date is 06/14/2021.
ACC - The ACC will continue to allow 2 visitors as posted at the ACC entrance.