Detroit Medical Center restricting visitors in wake of coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 12:08 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 12:10:12-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Medical Center has changed its visitation policy to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

DMC is not allowing visitors for most patients until further notice.

According to Gov. Whitmer's recent executive order, patients can not visit facilities unless they are necessary for providing medical care or supporting patient care activities, or visiting under exigent circumstances, such as grave illness or imminent death of a family member under care in the facility.

The ban on visitors will run through 5 p.m. April 5.

Anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms, like fever, cough, sore throat, body aches or shortness of breath, is asked to call their personal physician or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at 888-535-6136.