Want to visit someone with COVID-19 at Blessing? Better bring vaccination card

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QUINCY — As local healthcare officials keep an eye on COVID-19 rates as they begin to rise in Adams County, Blessing Health System is reminding people who plan to visit a hospitalized COVID-19 patient to have their COVID vaccination card with them, or they won’t be allowed to visit. 

This policy has been in effect since June at Blessing Hospital, Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield and Blessing Health Keokuk.

Hospitalized COVID positive patients may have one visitor per day, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., if the visitor is fully vaccinated. The visitor must have received their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine more than 14 days before the visit. Visitors to COVID positive patients must bring proof of their vaccination and wear the Personal Protective Equipment they will be given by the hospital when entering the patient’s room. 

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