The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is committed to keeping our patients, staff, students and visitors safe as we 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, Batson, University and Conerly).
Effective immediately and until further notice, the visitor policy for all UMMC hospitals is as follows:
Adult patients are not permitted to have visitors except in the circumstances below.
Pediatric patients (Children’s of Mississippi) are permitted to have one adult parent, guardian or caregiver. (The Children’s of Mississippi policy can be found here.)
Patients and visitors entering a hospital facility, including for an appointment at hospital-based clinic or procedural unit, enter and are screened through one of two available entrances:
Visitors meeting any of the criteria below are not allowed to enter under any circumstances:
Visitors allowed entrance must stay in the patient’s room or associated waiting room during the entirety of their visit. The designated visitors remain the only authorized visitors throughout the patient stay.
Approved visitors leaving the hospital outside of the revised visiting hours are not able to re-enter the hospital until the following day. The revised weekday visiting hours are 5:15 a.m.-7 p.m. and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the weekend.
We encourage our patient families to use remote visits using telephone or video chat.
Frequent hand washing is 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 take steps to limit exposure and spread of COVID-19.
Similar changes are in effect at UMMC Grenada and UMMC Holmes County.
To view the policy for Jackson-based hospitals, click here. To view the policy for UMMC Grenada and Holmes County, click here. To view the policy for Children's of Mississippi, click here.