Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital and Clinics suspend visitations beginning November 9
To control the spread of COVID-19, visitors will not be permitted to accompany a patient in our Hospital and Clinics.
There are several exceptions, including:
- A support person who is accompanying a patient that requires assistance.
- Visitors of hospitalized patients who are nearing end of life.
- A support person/visitor of a pediatric patient.
VISITING POLICY FOR EXCEPTIONS:
- Pediatric patients (17 and under) may have one visitor over the age of 18 per 24-hour period.
- Hospitalized patients who are imminently dying and are COVID-negative will be allowed up to three support personnel in the patient’s room at one time and up to six personnel in a 24-hour period.
- One visitor is allowed for end-of-life/compassionate care situations in the COVID-19 unit.
Virtual visits using FaceTime, Zoom and other virtual applications are encouraged.
Patients, support people and visitors must mask.
Everyone entering our facilities will be asked if they are experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 and have their temperature taken.
All patients and visitors should allow at least six feet between themselves and other patients and visitors, even when masked.
No visitors are permitted who have had a diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 14 days, was exposed to a known COVID-positive person, or are under quarantine by the Health Department.
Visitors are not allowed to visit patients being treated for COVID-19 or under an issued quarantine by the Health Department.
Primary support people, visitors and healthcare decision makers who are currently experiencing or experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within the last 14 days, such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, are not permitted.