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Covid-19 Policy


Our primary concern during the current COVID-19 pandemic is for the care and well-being of our patients. By extension, we must also prioritize the well-being of our staff so that they can continue to provide the excellent care you expect from MRC.

Therefore, we are instituting a temporary set of policies during the pandemic. Effective immediately until further notice, we will take the following steps regarding visitors coming to see patients at MRC.

  1. The family of the patient will designate one family member as the primary caregiver.
  2. This person will be the only family member allowed to visit the patient.
  3.  Switching of caregivers during the patient’s time in MRC will not be allowed.
  4. This person will participate in family training for care of the patient post discharge.
  5. This person will be asked the CDC recommended screening questions for approval as the primary caregiver. We will screen caregivers for temperature daily upon entering the building.
  6. Once approved, the primary caregiver will be allowed access to the hospital through the first floor entrance and will need to register with security.
  7. The primary caregiver will be allowed in the building once a day. If he or she chooses to leave the building then they will not be allowed back in until the following day.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this unprecedented time.


If you or one of your close contacts have traveled outside the United States in the last two weeks, please notify a MRC staff member prior to your appointment.

Also, please notify a MRC staff member if you have the following symptoms:

  • Persistent cough
  • Severe headache
  •  Fever
  • Shortness of breath

Patients are limited to one caregiver with them during the appointment.

  • We encourage the caregiver to wait in the car if at all possible
  • The caregiver can wait in the waiting room if need be, but we will limit the number of people in the waiting room at any given time
  • The caregiver can access other areas of the clinic with the patient only under special circumstances, such as providing assistance with undress/dress of the patient
  • Anyone other than the caregiver accompanying the patient must wait in his or her automobile
  • Exceptions to this policy must be cleared with clinic management


To Family Members and Friends,

Due to the ongoing pandemic and its spread in Mississippi, Methodist Specialty Care Center is no longer allowing visitation.  We apologize for this inconvenience but we believe this is the proper action to protect our residents.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 601-420-7760.

Thank you for your understanding,

Larry McKnight