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COVID & Vaccine

Masking in our hospital and clinics is optional, with some exceptions.

Visitors with symptoms of illness are encouraged to stay home. If you must come inside the hospital or clinic, a mask should be worn.
Masks are required if you have symptoms of respiratory illness, have been exposed to COVID or have a confirmed COVID diagnosis.

Masks will continue to be required in clinical areas with severely immunocompromised patients — e.g., NICU.

  • Areas that require masking will be clearly identified.
  • Masks continue to be available at all hospital entrances and at clinic check-in for those who choose to wear them.

Visiting house are 24/7 for non-COVID patients.

  • Must be free of COVID/FLU symptoms/exposure
  • No age restrictions except ICU, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Oncology (no one 14 & younger)
  • No pet visits. Service animals allowed. See policy.

Non-COVID patients may have unlimited healthy visitors anytime (except ICU).

COVID patients (or those with any signs/symptoms of a transmissible disease) may have:

  • Two healthy visitors simultaneously per day for six hours.
  • Visitors may leave and return.
  • The visitor(s) must wear specific protective equipment as determined by the healthcare team.
  • For specific questions about The Birthing Center, call 816.792.7229.

Virtual visit: If a patient needs a device (e.g., smartphone or tablet), please ask the patient care team, so we may help you with devices and technical support.

The vaccine is widely available throughout the area. To find locations, visit Clay County Public Health Center's Where to Get Vaccinated page for a list of local vaccinators.