COVID-19 Information

Mary Greeley has taken a number of steps in response to growing concerns about novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Find all the latest information here.

Today's Status

December 2, 2021

Daily Covid Status Update: Today's Status is Yellow

Learn more about the daily status

Exposure or Symptoms

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care physician.

Testing

COVID-19 tests are available from local pharmacies and clinics. There may be a cost for the test. For information about tests at McFarland Clinic, visit https://www.mcfarlandclinic.com/coronavirus/testing. The Story County Test Iowa site closed on Wednesday, June 30.

At-Home Test Kits

Story County Public Health will offer Covid-19 At-Home Test Kits starting Monday July 19

You have two choices:

  1. Order Test Kits online to be delivered to your home at TestIowa.com
  2. Pick up a free Test Kit at the Story County Public Health office at Mary Greeley Medical Center, 1114 Duff Ave.
    Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please remain in your vehicle and call 515-239-6730 when you have arrived and we will deliver to your car. You must inform staff if you are currently symptomatic.

Pick up site process:

  1. A patient picks up a test kit or may order one online.
  2. The patient will complete the online survey at TestIowa.com Test kits should be activated at the time the patient scans a barcode.
  3. The patient completes the test by following instructions.
  4. The patient sends the test sample back as soon as possible by using a prepaid labeled included in the kit. A location of UPS drops off will be provided.
  5. SHL receives the test sample within 72 hours and processes the sample.
  6. SHL provides the test results within 24 hours of receiving the sample. Results are available via email to the patient.

Masks are still required to enter Story County Public Health. If you are ill or not feeling well, please call prior and we will bring kit to your car.

For more information, contact Story County Public Health at 515-239-6730.

Vaccine

Get Story County Public Health updates on COVID-19 vaccine plans here: www.mgmc.org/COVID-vaccine

Visitor & Staff Screening

Mary Greeley Medical Center is screening visitors as they enter the hospital’s facilities.

The screenings are intended to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

The screenings will be conducted by trained staff at all entrances to medical center.

Visitors will have their temperatures taken and will be asked to answer questions about their current health status.

Mary Greeley staff will also be screened as they enter the building.

Entrances

Some entrances to the building will be temporarily closed or have reduced hours. The skywalk entrance from the parking ramp is open from 5 a.m - 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. At present, the Emergency Department entrance will remain open 24 hours.

Donations

Mary Greeley COVID-19 Support Fund

Make a Donation

Food Donations (homemade food not accepted)

Accepted 6:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
Call Dietary at 515-239-2173 to arrange delivery

Other Donations or Questions

Call the Foundation at 515-239-2147
Office hours: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Valet Temporarily Closed

We have temporarily suspended valet parking. This decision was made to help ensure patient, visitor and staff safety during the COVID-19 crisis. People who come to the medical center will need to self-park in the parking ramp.

Classes & Events

A number of Mary Greeley classes and programs, have been cancelled or moved to a virtual format due to infection control concerns. Before you plan to attend any class or program at Mary Greeley, please ensure that it is still being offered. The best way to do this would be to email yourhealth.mgmc@mgmc.com.

Medical Center Staff

The health and safety of our staff is vital to the health and safety of our community. Staff are trained in prevention measures when treating patients who have potentially infectious conditions. We will also use special signage on patient rooms when investigating a potential or confirmed case of an infectious disease. This signage alerts all staff – nursing, dietary, environmental services – of prevention measures that should be taken before entering the room. Mary Greeley also actively promotes hand hygiene for hospital staff.

Questions

If you have any questions about COVID-19 or Mary Greeley’s preparations, please email them to yourhealth.mgmc@mgmc.com.