Due to declining positivity rates and increasing vaccination rates, all Beaumont Health hospitals will welcome one support person/visitor each day, regardless of vaccination status, for patients who do not have COVID-19 and are also not suspected of having COVID-19. The new policy goes into effect Tuesday, May 25, at 8 a.m.
The complete policy with additional details is posted here: beaumont.org/visit.
Beaumont will continue to evaluate visitation policies and procedures and update the guidelines as needed.
Masks must be worn by everyone, regardless of vaccination status. In addition, each visitor will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entering the building. Every visitor must also be free of COVID-19 symptoms and cannot be waiting for COVID-19 test results.
For patients who do not have COVID-19, only one support person at a time may be at the bedside each day. Support persons can alternate during the day, exchanging in the lobby or outside the hospital. Up to three exchanges per day are permitted.
After a visit is complete, everyone must leave the hospital and cannot remain in waiting areas, public areas or cafeterias.
No one will be allowed in rooms of patients with pending or positive COVID-19 tests except for individuals who are approaching the end-of-life, patients under 21 years of age, women in labor, or other extreme circumstances where the benefits of presence outweigh the risk of COVID-19 exposure. All exceptions must be approved by clinical leadership.
Beaumont continues to offer many opportunities for people to get vaccinated.
All of Beaumont’s hospitals are safe and remain open to all patients needing health care including emergency visits, testing and surgery. Patients should continue to go to any Beaumont Emergency Department for medical issues that need urgent attention.