MONTROSE, CO – Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) is implementing additional patient safety guidelines due to the extended respiratory season, including checking individuals before entry. All individuals seeking to enter MMH will be checked at the front entrance area to ensure patient safety beginning Tuesday, March 17. All individuals will also be checked at MMH clinic sites prior to entry.
To reduce the risk of exposing others to COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses, individuals presenting respiratory symptoms are asked not to present to the hospital’s Emergency Department unless you need immediate emergency medical care. Per the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should call a medical care provider to determine if they meet testing criteria and to explore how to obtain care and testing. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) symptoms can include cough, sore throat, aches, and fever.
Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in patient care areas.
Healthy hospital visitors must follow these guidelines below:
Per guidance from the World Health Organization, masks should only be worn by individuals showing symptoms of coughing and difficulty breathing so they do not spread disease to others.
For questions relating to COVID-19, please contact the Montrose County Health Information Line at (970) 252-4545.