Cordell Memorial Hospital has moved to a no-visitor policy, effective immediately.
"In response to a recent dramatic increase in positive COVID-19 cases statewide, Cordell Memorial Hospital is temporarily unable to welcome visitors to its facilities," Deborah Kifer, administrator, Cordell Memorial Hospital administrator, said in a press release. "With some exceptions for cases such as labor and delivery, pediatrics and compassionate care, only patients will be permitted to seek care within the facility. Visitors will not be permitted until further notice."
The hospital's highest priority is keeping our patients, visitors, employees and providers safe and healthy,”Kifer said.
"We have taken extensive steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community and we believe that temporarily moving to a ‘no visitor’ policy is the best course of action to take.”
All people entering Cordell Memorial Hospital will continue to be required to wear masks or cloth face coverings and are subject to screening, Kifer said in the press release.
“We understand this change is challenging for all; however, it is necessary to keep everyone as safe as possible,” Kifer said. “We encourage Oklahomans to help us fight COVID-19 by wearing masks, washing their hands and keeping a safe distance from one another – we’re all in this together.”