With the number of viral respiratory illnesses and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, cases down, visitor restrictions are being lifted at all eight hospital campuses of Corewell Health East, the new name for Beaumont Health.
Effective Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 8 a.m., children who are 5 years old or younger may visit patients at all hospital campuses of Corewell Health East. Additionally, starting Feb. 1, one healthy support person may visit patients who have or are suspected of having COVID-19.
“Thank you to the community for their understanding when RSV cases increased dramatically in November,” Dr. Nick Gilpin, director of infection prevention for Corewell Health East, said. “We know being surrounded by family and friends helps the recovery process, so we are glad to make these changes.”
Visitation had been restricted for children since Nov. 7. Adjustments were made for cases of severe illness of a parent or sibling, or an end-of-life situation.
Corewell Health East continues to ask the public to avoid visiting hospital campuses if they have cold, flu or RSV symptoms, such as:
- high fever
- runny nose
In addition, Corewell Health East’s Infection Prevention and Epidemiology team strongly encourages getting vaccinations, including a flu shot.
Other visitation reminders
Visitation continues for two support people at a time for patients who do not have or are not suspected of having COVID-19. Support people may alternate during the day, exchanging in the lobby or outside the hospital campus, up to three exchanges per day.
Everyone who is age 5 and older, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while in our facilities. We ask that everyone coming to our facilities self-screen for COVID-19, cold and flu symptoms before entering. Please visit beaumont.org for the most current visitation information.