(WWJ) Beaumont Health is implementing a temporary "no visitors" policy for its Farmington Hills campus.
The healthcare system said the move is being made "out of an abundance of caution," due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases at that location, according to a news release on Wednesday.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, no one will be allowed in rooms of patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests except for end-of-life or other extreme circumstance as approved by clinical leadership.
For other patients, Beaumont is restricting all visitors at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills until further notice.
There are some exceptions, however.
All approved visitors are required to be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough and shortness of breath) and will be issued a sticker indicating they have been screened. People with respiratory illness symptoms will not be permitted to visit patients.
Approved visitors who meet the exception criteria outlined above must wear PPE at all times and cannot leave the patient room. Staff will help visitors properly put on and remove PPE.