COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Visitor Restrictions

For the health and safety of all, Hammond-Henry VISITOR RESTRICTIONS are in place until further notice.
Masks are required. All allowed visitors are required to clean hands with alcohol-based rub or soap and water before entering a patient’s room and after coughing or sneezing.

Emergency Department

  • Two visitors at this time

Surgical Services

  • Same Day Surgery patients may have two visitors over the age of 14.
  • Visitors must stay in the patient’s room at all times.

Med/Surg, CCU (3rd Floor) 

  • Patients limited to two designated visitors for entire stay, between 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Visitors must be over the age of 14
  • Visitors are to remain in their patient’s room except to go to the restrooms

Visitors allowed, based on these exceptions must stay in the patient’s room and wear a mask during the entire visit. Once the visitor leaves the patient room, they must leave the hospital. Please note that visitors will not be allowed for patients with a pending or positive COVID-19 test.

Gift Shop

The gift shop is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Urgent Care OPEN

All Urgent Care Locations are OPEN.  Appointment needed for COVID-19 testing at Cambridge, Geneseo, Kewanee, Port Byron.

Before entering, we ask that all patients and visitors wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and proceed directly to the front desk for registration and temperature reading. 

We are taking these additional precautions to continue to ensure your health and safety. Seating will be limited and spaced 6 feet apart to comply with social distancing. Depending on capacity, we may ask you to wait in your vehicle until your room is ready. Our thorough sanitation of each exam room will continue, and we will conduct even more frequent sanitation of entry door handles, seating, pens, and other surfaces. All staff will wear proper protective equipment and practice thorough hand hygiene during your visit.


What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms can be similar to other respiratory virus symptoms such as the flu. Symptoms appearing 2-14 days after exposure can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever or chills
  • Fatigue and/or body aches
  • Headache
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

What do I do if I believe I have the symptoms?

Call your provider or visit your nearest Urgent Care / Walk-in Clinic. 

  • Patients with symptoms: walk-in care available at Annawan, Colona, Geneseo, Kewanee, Orion and Port Byron.  By appointment at Cambridge.
  • Testing for asymptomatic patients and exposure testing available by calling the hotline @ 309-944-1275
  • Expanded hours to accommodate busy schedules
  • Antigen tests provide quick results

How is COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 can spread from person to person and is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. As with most respiratory viruses, people are thought to be most contagious when they have the most symptoms.

How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

View or download informational PDFs from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Social Distancing

General Prevention

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

Stay home if you are sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

(Source: CDC)

What can I do to help?

Donations of bottled water are being accepted. To make arrangements, please contact one of the following for assistance.

Darcy Hepner, HHH Foundation Manager
(309) 944-9106

Julie West, Volunteer/Auxiliary Manager
(309) 944-9130

Katie Orwig, HHH Foundation
(309) 944-9112

Thank you for your help and support through these challenging times. 


Where can I find more information on COVID-19 / Coronavirus?

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Illinois Department of Public Health

World Health Organization

For general questions about COVID-19 and symptoms, call the IDPH hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email