DETROIT (FOX 2) - Beaumont Health has updated its COVID-19 visitation guidelines. Effective Monday, February 15, at 8 a.m. visitation will be allowed for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19.
This change is because of the decline in inpatient COVID-19 numbers at Beaumont. If the number of cases starts to climb at Beaumon or in the community the health system will adjust its guidelines as appropriate.
A summary of the updated guidelines:
For patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19, ONE support person may visit between 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Patients who are at end-of-life, or are being evaluated for hospice care, TWO support people may visit.
- Laboring women may have BOTH a support person and a doula present.
- Children (21 years old and under) may have TWO parents/legal guardians present 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.; ONE may stay overnight. (Note: families of babies in the NICU must talk with the staff about NICU visitation.)
NO ONE is permitted to visit patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests, except for:
- End-of-life. (Up to TWO support people are permitted at the bedside.) Women in labor, pre-term labor, or requiring a C-section (ONE birth partner may be present.)
- Women in labor, pre-term labor, or requiring a C-section (ONE birth partner may be present.)
- Children under age 21. (ONE parent/legal guardian at the bedside.)
- Other extreme conditions. (When the benefits of presence outweigh the risk of COVID-19 exposure, exceptions must be approved by clinical leadership.)
To read the complete text of Beaumont's newly updated visitation guidelines, please click here.