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UP Health System-Marquette reimplements visitor restrictions

MARQUETTE — For the safety of patients, employees, and medical staff, UP Health System-Marquette is reimplementing certain visitor restrictions.

“Like many communities across the country, we continue to see an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the UP,” said Gar Atchison, market president of UP Health System. “Out of an abundance of caution, we believe the proactive effort is necessary to do our part in keeping our patients and employees as safe as possible. Effective immediately, we will be allowing one well visitor per stay for inpatients only.”

Exceptions include:

— A support person with the patient in the Family Birthing Center at any time, including one certified doula or midwife during labor.

— A parent, foster parent, or guardian of an individual under 21 years of age who is under the facility’s care;

— A support person necessary for the provision of medical care, the support of activities of daily living, or the exercise of the power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for an individual under the facility’s care;

Visitors accompanying outpatients are asked to wait outside the facility during the patient’s appointment/procedure.

Visitors are not allowed for patients in isolation including those who are under observation for suspected or test positive for COVID-19.

All designated visitors with approval to enter the facility are required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering. If you are unable to wear an appropriate mask or face covering, you may be denied entry into the facility.

Visitors are not allowed in the Emergency Department. Exceptions include a parent/guardian of a minor and when it is necessary to support the care of the patient.

A health screen is performed for all individuals entering the facility.

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