University of Michigan women’s, children’s hospitals update visitor policies

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital at the University of Michigan. (Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital updated their visitor policies on Thursday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors have been limited to help curb the spread of the disease and to protect patients and staff.

Neonatal and pediatric inpatients can now have up to four visitors. Previously, only parents and caregivers were allowed to visit patient rooms. For pediatric patients who test positive or are being evaluated for COVID-19, two visitors are permitted.

At the women’s hospital, up to four support persons are permitted in the labor and delivery and postpartum units. Similar to the pediatric policy, two support persons are allowed for patients who have tested positive or are being evaluated for COVID-19.

The new guidelines went into effect on Thursday at 7 a.m.

Masks are still required for all visitors at this time over the age of five. Masks are encouraged for children over the age of two. Masks must be worn on all Michigan Medicine properties, including on in patient rooms, while inside buildings and in parking lots.

The hospital provides masks to visitors at each entrance.

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.