Beaumont Farmington Hills temporarily adds no visitor policy due to rise in COVID-19 cases

Posted at 4:16 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 16:36:12-04

FARMINGTON HILLS (WXYZ) — Beaumont hospital in Farmington Hills has put in place a temporary no-visitor policy because of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases at the hospital.

The new policy will go into effect Thursday, Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. It requires that no one will be allowed in the rooms of patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests except in the case of end-of-life or other extreme circumstances approved by clinical leadership, a release states.

Visitors for all other patients will be restricted until further notice. However, there are some exceptions that will apply only to a visitor who screens negative for symptoms of respiratory infection.

One person may visit or accompany non-COVID-19 patients for the following:
Person who is in serious or critical condition or in hospice care.

  • Person at end-of-life, defined as anticipated death with an active do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order in place, planned withdrawal of life-sustaining interventions, or evaluation for hospice care. (TWO people at a time may be present. External clergy counts as one of the two visitors.)
  • Pregnant women being admitted for delivery or presenting for prenatal care, ultrasound, genetic counseling and/or associated procedure, antenatal testing, or other prenatal visit.
  • Children who are 21 years of age or under.
  • Adult patients with cognitive, physical, or mental disability requiring help with the provision of medical care or activities of daily living, speaking for the patient, and keeping patient safe.
  • Person being registered/admitted directly or post-surgically or being triaged/screened in EC. The support person should leave once the patient is settled in.
  • Person being discharged who needs a support person to learn how to care for them if this cannot be done via phone or video chat.
  • Person requiring an outpatient test or procedure where a companion is required to safely travel to and from the appointment.
  • People who must exercise power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient.

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