Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Revises Visitation Policy

KNOXVILLE, IA – Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Marion County, Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) has revised its visitation policy.

During this pandemic, we are prepared and committed to caring for you and your loved ones. As we continue to adjust to this dynamic time, our current safety precautions require the following:

  • For general inpatients, one person may visit per day between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • For outpatient services, surgery, and the Emergency Department, one visitor per day is allowed and must be at least 18 years of age. For all areas, except surgery, visitors must remain with the patient at all times. Visitors cannot return to the patient’s room if they exit the facility.
  • Facemasks are required to be worn by all patients and visitors at all times.
  • All health care providers wear Personal Protective Equipment.
  • Patients, staff, and visitors must undergo health screenings and temperature monitoring before entering the facility.
  • Social distance in the halls and waiting areas.
  • Practice good hand hygiene.
  • Remember to cover cough and sneezes.
  • Stay home when ill to protect our community and help stop the spread of COVID-19.


Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit community hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area. Named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” and Voted as Best of Red Rock Area’s “Best Place to Work” and “Best Hospitality”, KHC’s highly skilled medical staff and specialists provide personal, compassionate and innovative quality health care to patients. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1485.