Aspirus Health updates visitor guidelines
For the City Times
WAUSAU – Aspirus Health recently updated visitor guidelines at its locations across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The new guidelines further ease previous restrictions and allow two adult visitors or support people at a time, per patient.
This applies across all patient care settings with the following exceptions: compassionate care – exceptions can be made to allow additional visitors at the discretion of the care team during end-of-life, labor and delivery, and disability situations; pediatric patients – patient siblings are not allowed; COVID-19 patients – visitors not permitted with exceptions considered for pediatric patients and end-of-life situations; and assisted living facilities/nursing homes – Aspirus locations will follow the state regulations for visitation. Visitors and families are advised to call the facility directly to discuss.
“All approved visitors will be required to wear a facemask, socially distance and be screened upon entering Aspirus facilities,” an Aspirus release stated.
“Hospital visitor hours are defined as 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. unless exceptions are made for compassionate care.
“The updated guidelines reflect the latest guidance from CDC and continued decrease of COVID-19 activity in our communities. Aspirus will continually monitor COVID-19 activity, vaccination rates and the latest guidance from public health for any future considerations related to visitors.”