Last Update - 5/12/2023

Masking Requirements in SIH Patient Care Facilities

Per CDC guidelines, community transmission levels of COVID-19 determine whether masks are required in healthcare facilities. When transmission levels are “low to substantial” in the county the facility is located, masking is not required. When the facility is in a county with “high” transmission levels, masks remain a requirement. For the latest community transmission levels, by county, click here.

SIH represents four hospitals and many clinical sites across our seven-county primary service area. We will monitor transmission levels for each of our seven counties and post those metrics here on Fridays.

Counties reporting “high” transmission (Masks required in all patient care areas):

Counties reporting “low to substantial” transmission (No mask required for most patients and visitors *):

  • Franklin, JacksonJohnson, PerryRandolph, SalineUnion, Williamson

* Patients and visitors will still be required to wear a mask if:

  • COVID positive or suspected to have COVID or any other respiratory virus.
  • Have had close contact with someone positive for COVID within the last 10 days.

SIH COVID-19 Results by Calendar Day with Daily % Positive and Rolling Average

Total SIH COVID-19 Patient Admissions by Week - Rolling Calendar View By Patient Type

SIH COVID-19 Current Inpatient Data
Patient Under Investigation (PUI) - An inpatient who is awaiting test results.

SIH COVID-19 Admission By Age

Inpatient Admissions due to COVID-19 with Vaccination Status by Week

Inpatient Deaths due to COVID-19 with Vaccination Status by Week

SIH Total Number of Fully Vaccinated Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases
This chart includes testing data from SIH COVID-19 testing locations and hospitals.

COVID-19 Risk Metrics and Vaccination in Southern Illinois

A county enters a warning level when it experiences an increase in two or more of the COVID-19 risk indicators from the state’s COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation plan. A map and information of each county’s status can be found on the IDPH website at


State & National COVID-19 Data

COVID-19 Reminders

Vaccine Fact Sheets

Travel Guidelines

For information from the CDC on travel recommendations for both fully-vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, click here. Fully vaccinated travelers are less likely to get and spread COVID-19.

To learn when it is advisable to avoid or delay travel, click here. Upon returning to work from travel, please continue to follow all entry screening processes and comply with the universal masking policy in all facilities.

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Community Information COVID-19 Quick Reference

SIH Community COVID-19 Hotline

Call 844.988.7800
8am - 4:30pm, 7 Days a Week

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Scheduling

Call 866.744.2468
8am - 4:30pm, 7 Days a Week

How to get tested

Covid-19 testing will be done at SIH Walk-In Clinics. Online Scheduling will no longer be needed.

  • Testing will be offered as part of an office visit if a provider determines it is necessary.
  • For travel or other testing needs, you may wish to visit a local pharmacy.
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