Visitor Restriction Policy Update

3/16/2020

To help protect the health and safety of our patients, families, health care staff and providers from the spread of COVID-19, Ascension Michigan is enforcing patient visitor restrictions effective immediately for all of its hospitals. This includes ambulatory sites where patients receive outpatient care. This mandate is aligned with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order, EO 2020-7, regarding visitors in hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

No visitors are permitted at Ascension Michigan hospitals except for:

- One visitor permitted for support of activities of daily living like bathing or eating for pediatric (under 21) and special needs patients
- One visitor for a surgery patient
- One visitor for a hospice patient
- One visitor for patients at the end of life
- One visitor for patients in serious or critical condition
- One birth partner
- One visitor required to make a decision on behalf of the patient (patient's medical durable power of attorney, court-appointed guardianship)

No visitors are permitted at Ascension ambulatory (outpatient) sites except for:

-One accompanying person that is necessary to support the delivery of care to the patient
-One accompanying person for a surgery patient
-One accompanying person for patients in serious condition
-One birth partner

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