Ann Arbor -Starting Friday, the Michigan Department of Medicine will impose stricter restrictions on visitors due to a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalization in the state.
Similar to the visitor restriction policy at the beginning of the pandemic, visitors are not allowed to enter adult patients unless medically necessary.
Chief Medical Officer of Michigan Medicine Jeffrey Desmond (Jeffrey Desmond) said that measures are being taken to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to hospital patients and staff.
Desmond said in a statement: “At the Michigan Medical Center, we have seen an increase in the hospitalization rate for COVID-1
“We put the safety of patients and medical staff first, and at the same time do our best to reduce the spread of disease.” Restricting visitors is not an easy task, because we know it is for our patients, their families and friends Very difficult. However, this step will help us slow the spread and help ensure the safety of all our Michigan medical facilities for everyone. “
There are some exceptions that apply to patients at the end of life, childbirth and childbirth.
To view Michigan Medicine’s visitor policy, click here.
Currently, the visitor policy for pediatric patients remains unchanged, allowing two parents or caregivers. Allow a primary care worker to perform pediatric clinic and outpatient care unless other assistants are needed.
Unless the patient’s physical or cognitive impairment requires another accompanying adult, all patients are not allowed to enter the ambulatory care clinic.
The current visitor policy for outpatient surgery and surgical areas remains unchanged.
At Michigan Medical Center, visitors must always wear a mask to cover their nose and mouth, even if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. People who refuse to wear masks in all areas (including patient rooms) are not allowed to stay.
Patients who can tolerate facial coverings must wear them in the presence of medical staff and visitors. Emergency department patients must wear a face mask at all times.
Desmond emphasized the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine and urged everyone to look for all possible options to receive the injection.
Desmond said in a statement: “All vaccines are reducing serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths.” Every shot is important. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please consider getting vaccinated as soon as possible. We need to work together to stop proliferation. “
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