Visitors and visiting hours are soon going to be restricted at “Mercy Hospital Joplin”


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.

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