Advocate Aurora Health adopts a no-visitor policy, with a few exceptions

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To stem the spread of COVID-19 and help keep our patients, visitors and team members safe, Advocate Aurora Health implemented new visitor restrictions beginning March 16, 2020:

No visitors, with a few exceptions, will be allowed in any inpatient areas until further notice. All visitors who meet exclusion criteria must pass a health screening, which will be administered at a central hospital checkpoint.

Exclusion criteria includes:

  • Pediatric caregivers (2)
  • Caregivers necessary for the emotional well-being of the patient (1)
  • Partner and midwife/doula of a laboring mother (2)
  • End of life situations (# of visitors determined on a case-by-case basis)
  • Emergency Department companion (1)
  • Outpatient area companion (1)
  • In person discharge instructions (1) and
  • Professionals assigned to assist with procedures (1).

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