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You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website or our HSHS COVID-19 page.

COVID-19 Updates

Public health officials recommend using social distancing early to help slow the spread of disease. Social distancing refers to maintaining enough distance between yourself and another person to reduce the risk of breathing in droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes

Due to concerns about COVID-19, influenza and other illnesses, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital has decided to postpone or cancel non-essential events/classes and enforce visitor restrictions.

Events or meetings directly related to patient care will not be cancelled.  All essential hospital functions will continue as usual.

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Visitor Restrictions

With the spike in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases throughout Illinois including the southern Illinois region, HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital is no longer allowing visitors to the hospital effective at noon today, March 19. The only non-emergent patient entrance to the hospital is the Outpatient Entrance (under blue "Outpatient" sign). Loved ones can be checked on by calling the hospital at 618-234-2120.  Family and support persons should make sure to provide the nursing staff with their contact information.

The following exceptions to the “no visitor” policy are as follows:

  • Obstetrical patients are allowed ONE (1) support person who needs to be the same throughout the stay.
  • Hospice patients are allowed ONE (1) support person. 
  • Pediatric inpatients under the age of 18 are allowed ONE (1) parent or guardian.
  • Patients seeking emergency services are allowed ONE (1) support person to stay in a designated waiting area.
  • Outpatient surgery patients are allowed ONE (1) support person to stay in a designated pre/post room.
  • For outpatient procedure patients, we encourage just the person enter the building. IF a support person is needed for wheelchair or mobility assistance ONE (1) support person is allowed and will be directed to a designated waiting area.

Cancelled Events or Classes List

The cancellation list below will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

  • 3.26.20 Spring Recruitment Event.
  • 3.28.20 Electronics Recycling & Clothing Drive
  • 4.1.20 Stroke Support Group
  • 4.29.20 Cancer Center physician meet & greet
  • 5.21.20 HSHS Home Care & Hospice Butterfly Release

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital will continue to evaluate other classes and programs into April and May.

This list will be updated on a regular basis to reflect additions and changes.

Thank you for your help in keeping our patients, colleagues and community safe.