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Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Relaxes Visitation Policy

Jackson, Tennessee (May 3, 2021) – Due to declining volumes of hospitalizations due to novel
coronavirus (COVID-19) and increasing numbers of vaccinated individuals in the community, Jackson-
Madison County General Hospital will begin relaxing visitation policies effective May 3, 2021. The
revised policy will be as follows:

  • Non-covid-19 patients may have up to two visitors in most areas.
  • Visitors must be 16 years of age or older.
  • COVID-19 patients may NOT have visitors.
  • All visitors will still go through screening processes upon entry and masks are required.

“We continue to evaluate our visitation policies on an ongoing basis, and we are happy to be able to
relax the restrictions slightly in an effort to provide a comforting environment for our patients,” said
Deann Thelen, CEO of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

The hospital reserves the right to further restrict visitation to facilities as the situation changes.

The hospital will continue to provide updates as necessary. Follow the organization on social media or
visit for updates.

About West Tennessee Healthcare:

West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit