Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall issued the following statement on Monday:

"At Fitzgibbon Hospital, the care and safety of our patients is always our focus. In accordance with directives from the Centers for Disease Control, we strongly urge individuals to re-evaluate their need to visit patients during their stay at Fitzgibbon Hospital. In attempts to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), we are formalizing our guidelines and screening process for all visitor.

"Individuals who have a temperature above 100.5 F, a cough or sore throat, have traveled out of state, or have had contact with an individual who is “presumptive positive” for the COVID-19 virus will not be allowed to visit patients at our hospital. Thank you for your cooperation and support as we continue to partner with you though these challenging times.

"For more information and updates, see www.fitzgibbon.org/covid19."