JOPLIN, MO – There’s a change when it comes to visitors allowed at “Mercy Hospital Joplin.”
Starting Monday, it will return to limiting each patient to one visitor per day, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.
The move is a result of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the community.
Officials believe the region’s low vaccination rate and presence of COVID-19 variants are to blame for the recent increase, and say the policy will be in effect for the foreseeable future.