Effective today, visitation limits removed for most areas
Effective today, Bellin Health is removing visitation limits for most patients in its hospitals and clinics. Visitation in high-risk areas or for patients with communicable diseases will be at the discretion of the care team and will be communicated at patient check-in or admission.
The move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently shared updated COVID-19 guidelines for healthcare facilities. After a thorough vetting of the new rules and careful consultation with medical and operational leadership, Bellin made the decision to move forward with the updated policy.
“We know the past two-and-a-half years have been hard on our patients and families, with varying levels of visitor restrictions at times keeping family members from their loved ones,” said Bellin Health Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. Michael Landrum. “And while the pandemic is not over, at this time we feel it is safe and important to ease those restrictions while still protecting the health of our patients, visitors and staff.”
With the easing of restrictions come a few important reminders, Landrum said.
- Visitors are still required to wear a mask in all Bellin Health hospitals and clinics
- Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days should not visit
- Any individual who is sick should not visit