Marshfield Clinic Health System updates visitor restrictions
For the City Times
MARSHFIELD – Marshfield Clinic Health System has updated facility visitor restrictions.
“We continue to focus on efforts to protect patients, visitors and staff as concerns about the spread of COVID-19 continue. We have put restrictions in place for visitors at Marshfield Clinic Health System hospitals and clinics in central and northern Wisconsin until further notice,” a health system release said.
“This step is being undertaken to keep patients, their loved ones, and our staff safe by limiting the potential to spread COVID-19 within our facilities. These temporary visitor restrictions apply to visitation for hospitals and for clinic appointments.
“Visitor restrictions in place last spring were relaxed over the summer months. The recent surge of COVID-19 cases and positivity rates in Wisconsin forced us to put visitor restrictions in place again. Unfortunately, we’ve also had many situations in our hospitals of visitors refusing to follow our masking and visiting policies.”
Restrictions include no visitors for adult patients unless special circumstances apply and two care partners for pediatric patients. Patients who are at end of life will be supported with the goal of creating an emotional support network, while keeping patients and families safe.
The release stated that visitor restrictions may be changed at any time without prior notice.
Visit https://marshfieldclinic.org/patient-resources/temporary-visitor-restrictions for updated policies. Locations may have different restrictions based on the number of COVID-19 cases in their region.