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981
Negative
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Pending
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* Updated: March 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Please note that these numbers are a combination of Forrest Health and Hattiesburg Clinic and reflect inpatients and outpatients.

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Forrest Health Hospitals’ Visitation Policies Change

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – (March 12, 2020) 

Forrest Health hospitals, including Forrest General Hospital, Highland Community Hospital, Marion General Hospital, Jefferson Davis Community Hospital, Walthall General Hospital, The Orthopedic Institute and Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services have implemented new restrictions on visitation to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and visitors.

Out of an abundance of caution, at this time, the facilities are implementing the following changes beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020, and will be in effect until further notice:

  • All hospital visitation will be limited to 1 visitor per patient.

Pearl River County Nursing Home and Jefferson Davis Community Extended Care Facility are restricting visitation to all person who are not employed or contracted by the facility to provide daily care.   

In order to provide an environment that is safe for patients, visitors, and colleagues the hospital is asking visitors to take certain precautions:

  • Wash hands with soap and water frequently and use an alcohol-based (at least 60 percent) hand sanitizer.
  • Use your elbow or a tissue, if available, to cover any coughs or sneezes and then dispose of the tissue.
  • Stay home or seek medical care if experiencing any symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath and think it may be related to the Coronavirus, please call your primary care provider ahead of time before going to their office location.
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Temporary Visitation Policies

Information regarding updated visitation policies at Forrest Health facilities.

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