Hospital notes

As of Wednesday morning (3/25), Mahaska Health in Oskaloosa will begin in-car screenings for all patients entering the facility.  All patients coming to Mahaska Health for any reason will need to pass an in-car screening at the south side of the hospital’s campus.  You’ll have your temperature taken and you’ll need to answer a brief health survey.  This screening does not constitute a COVID-19 test.  Once the screening is completed, staff will direct patients where to go next.

Also starting on Wednesday, visitors will not be allowed at Grinnell Regional Medical Center until the COVID-19 virus is no longer a threat to the community.  Exceptions will be allowed for a patient who is at end of life, or for a patient under 18.  And in those cases, a visitor will be allowed only if they don’t show signs of a respiratory infection.


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