LA CROSSE, Wis. ― Mayo Clinic Health System will begin permitting two designated visitors per patient in the clinics and hospitals in the Southwest Wisconsin Region starting Thursday, April 1, including Arcadia, Caledonia, Holmen, La Crosse, Onalaska, Prairie du Chien, Sparta and Tomah. This does not apply to the chemotherapy treatment room in La Crosse. Hospital visiting hours will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Visitors under 16 will not be allowed in the hospital at this time.
Designated visitors must wear a cloth mask, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. If a visitor does not have a mask, Mayo Clinic Health System will provide one. In addition, visitors will be screened for symptoms of acute respiratory illness or communicable infection before being allowed to enter.
Other points of reference regarding the updated visitor policy include:
- Compassionate exceptions will continue to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, including births and end-of-life care.
- Visitors for patients who are positive for COVID-19 or potentially positive for COVID-19 may be permitted only in rare circumstances, as approved by the medical care team and hospital leaders.
- Two support people can remain throughout the hospital stay for obstetrical patients.
- Patients coming to the Emergency Department will be allowed two designated visitors, unless the patient or visitor presents with any symptoms possibly related to COVID-19.
These visitor restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Visit the COVID-19 webpage for the latest information about COVID-19, and what to do if people have symptoms, unrelated health care needs or wish to visit someone in the hospital.
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Press ContactRick Thiesse