Updated visitor restrictions policy goes into effect at Advocate Aurora

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- New visitor restriction policies goes into effect at Advocate Aurora on Monday, Aug. 30.

Officials say those preparing to visit should know that masks are required inside facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors must also be 18-years-old or older. There are exceptions including end-of-life visitation and situations in which a woman is in labor and the child's father is younger than 18.

Behavioral Health visitor guidelines are at the discretion of each location.

All visitors go through a COVID-19 screening before entering locations. Essential vendors or delivery personnel who must enter the hospital will be permitted and they will follow the same screening and mask practices. 

According to Advocate Aurora, the following are the current visitor policies:

Visiting adults who do not have COVID-19

Inpatient: One visitor at a time

Emergency department: One visitor at a time

Outpatient: One visitor at a time

Obstetrics, labor & delivery: Two visitors at a time, plus one doula for the duration of the birth parents' stay

End of life: Three visitors at a time

Visiting adults who have or may have COVID-19

Stricter guidelines are in place to ensure safety, officials say. Officials ask visitors to visit the screening station at the location you visit for information.

Visiting children who do not have COVID-19

Two parents or caregivers at a time are permitted for pediatric inpatient, pediatric emergency department, NICU private rooms and open-pod rooms, as well as pediatric outpatient and surgery.

Visiting children who have or might have COVID-19

One designated parent or caregiver is permitted for pediatric inpatient, pediatric emergency department, and pediatric outpatient and surgery. 

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