University of Mississippi Medical Center Visitor Policy in response to COVID-19: Updated August 12, 2021
The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is committed to keeping our patients, staff, students and visitors safe as we continue to respond to the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are taking measures to prevent the spread of this novel coronavirus at our Jackson-based hospitals (Wiser, Children’s, University and Conerly) and adult ambulatory clinics in the Jackson-metro area.
Effective Monday, August 16, 2021, and until further notice, the visitor policy for all Jackson-based UMMC adult hospitals is as follows:
Children’s of Mississippi patients are permitted to be accompanied by two adult parents, guardians or caregivers, with certain restrictions.The Children’s of Mississippi policy can be found here.
Exceptions to these visitor policies include:
Patients and visitors entering a hospital facility, including for an appointment at a hospital-based clinic or procedural unit, must use one of four available entrances where they will receive a COVID-19 screening:
Visitor compliance with safety precautions is required:
Additional information for patients and visitors to adult ambulatory clinics in the Jackson-metro area:
Armbands are provided to identify approved visitors at the point of entry and must be visibly worn at all times.
We encourage our patient families to visit remotely using telephone or video chat.
Masks and frequent handwashing are required to protect our patients, employees, students and visitors from the spread of germs and viruses.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make efforts to meet the needs of our patients and their support systems, while continuing to take steps to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19.
Click here to access the UMMC Grenada Visitor Policy.