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Advocate Aurora re-implements its 'No Visitor Policy' due to COVID-19 surge

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 09:57:46-04

As coronavirus cases surge across Wisconsin and hospitals begin to fill up, Advocate Aurora has decided to re-implement its 'No Visitor Policy' due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“To keep our patients and team members safe, no visitors, with few exceptions, will be allowed until further notice,” the organization announced. “Virtual visits are available so patients can stay connected to loved ones.”

Exclusion criteria for non-COVID-19 patients include:

  • One designated parent/caregiver for pediatric patients, including newborns
  • Two designated parents/caregivers for emergency department pediatric patients younger than 18 years of age
  • One designated person to receive in-person discharge instructions
  • One designated person and a rape-crisis advocate for patients being seen due to sexual assault or domestic violence

For a full list of exclusions for non-COVID-19 patients and COVID-19-positive patients visit the Advocate Aurora website here.

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