DMC eases visitor restrictions at hospitals, non-COVID patients can have 1 visitor

Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 14:53:20-04

(WXYZ) — The Detroit Medical Center has eased restrictions at all hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the DMC, hospitalized patients will now be allowed one visitor at a time.

Visitors for procedural care, emergency department and clinic patients will wait in COVID-safe areas.

All visitors must be 18 or older, and they will be asked screening questions and have their temperature taken. They must also wear a mask, sanitize their hand and observe social distancing.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 will not be allowed to have visitors.

Early on in the pandemic, the hospital system put in place enhanced standards and tightened visitors.

Waiting areas, hospital lobbies, elevators and patient registration locations are marked to promote social distancing. Hand sanitizing stations are located in areas all across DMC facilities. All surfaces throughout our hospitals are continually cleaned and disinfected.

Last week, Beaumont announced it was also easing restrictions.

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