Beaumont Health has put a temporary ban on visitors to its Farmington Hills hospital as more COVID-19 cases have occurred recently, the Southfield-based system said on Wednesday.

The lockdown on the visit begins at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, according to a press release from the company. No one is permitted in rooms of patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests, except for end of life or other extreme circumstances approved by clinical management.

“In the past few days, several employees, patients and visitors have tested positive for COVID-1

9,” said Mark Geary, spokesman for Beaumont Health, on Wednesday.

“For this reason, as a precautionary measure, we are temporarily restricting visitors to our Farmington Hills campus. We are also in the process of reminding and educating our patients, visitors, and staff of the importance of taking all appropriate precautions to prevent them.” limit.” the spread of the virus. “

On March 15, Beaumont Health began banning visitors from all hospitals after confirming its first COVID-19 case at its Dearborn hospital. Beaumont resumed the visitation on June 5th.

Michigan has seen a plateau in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks.

Visits to non-COVID patients or those who are not suspected of having the virus will also be restricted to Beaumont’s Farmington Hills facility with a few exceptions. Those who qualify for a visit under any of the exemptions will be screened for symptoms of a respiratory infection, wear personal protective equipment, and remain in the patient’s room.

A person can visit or accompany non-COVID-19 patients in the following circumstances:

  • A patient is in severe or critical condition, or in hospice care.
  • Pregnant women will be admitted to childbirth or presented for prenatal care, ultrasound, genetic counseling and / or related procedures, prenatal testing, or other type of antenatal visit.
  • The patient is 21 years of age or younger.
  • Adult patients with cognitive, physical, or intellectual disabilities who need help in providing medical care or daily living activities, speak for the patient, and keep the patient safe.
  • The person is registered / admitted directly or post-operatively or tested / screened in the emergency room. The support person should leave once the patient has settled in.
  • The discharged patient who needs a support person to learn how to care for them when they cannot do so over the phone or video chat.
  • A person in need of an outpatient test or procedure that requires a companion to travel safely to and from the appointment.
  • Persons who have to exercise a power of attorney or a court-appointed guardianship for a patient.

Two people can follow a patient who is at the end of his or her life or awaiting death with a no-resuscitation order, planned life support withdrawal, or hospice care assessment.

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