Coronavirus Precautions at Story Medical: Updated January 2022


Latest Information from Story Medical

In response to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Story Medical is taking a number of proactive measures to protect our patients and our community. Among these measures is limiting access to areas where large numbers of people congregate.

Story Medical has taken these measures:

  • Our Main Entrance is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday, and Saturdays from 8 to 11 a.m.

  • Hospital Visiting Hours: Monday - Sunday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • All visitors will be screened for symptoms of illness, and all visitors must be over the age of 16.

  • Everyone must wear a hospital-grade mask while inside Story Medical facilities.

  • Only ONE visitor per day is allowed.

  • TWO parents are allowed for pediatric patients. 

  • The ASSIGNED CAREGIVER of disabled patients is allowed.

  • We will make accommodations in end-of-life situations.

  • Our Cafeteria remains closed to the public.

COVID-19 remains a new virus and recommendations are continuing to evolve. The spread of COVID-19 in our community is always changing. Due to this, our response to this pandemic remains fluid and these recommendations may change with little notice.

Coronavirus Precautions for Our Community Members

Those who are concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, should immediately contact their primary care provider either by phone or through the MyUnityPoint app/website.

The resources below provide up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic:

Iowa Department of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Protecting Yourself and Your Family

As COVID-19 infection rates and hospitalizations continue to rise at an alarming rate in Iowa, it is the responsibility of each of us to limit the spread.

PLEASE take precautions; wear your mask and practice good hand hygiene. Stay home if you are sick. If you have not been vaccinated for COVID-19 it's not too late. The vaccine helps prevent serious illness and hospitalization. Booster shots are readily available as well for those who need them.

In addition, we remind you to NOT visit the Emergency Department for a COVID test. If you are not feeling well and/or experiencing respiratory symptoms, please reach out to your primary care provider to schedule an appointment or for more information on testing.