Beaumont Health issued a temporary visitor ban at Farmington Hills hospital due to a recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the Southfield-based system said Wednesday.

According to the company’s press release, the visit ban starts at 8am on Thursday. No one should enter the rooms of patients who have a pending or positive COVID-19 test unless end-of-life or other extreme circumstances have been approved by clinical management.

“Over the past few days, we have had many COVID-19 positive staff, patients and visitors,”

; Beaumont Health spokesman Mark Geary said on Wednesday.

“That’s why, we’re temporarily restricting visitors to our Farmington Hills campus. The spread of the virus.”

On March 15, Beaumont Health began banning visitors to all of its hospitals after confirming the first case of COVID-19 at Dearborn Hospital. Beaumont resumed his visit on June 5.

Michigan has had a high increase in COVID-19 infections over the past few weeks.

Visits to patients who do not have COVID, or who are not suspected of being infected with the virus, will also be restricted at Beaumont’s Farmington Hills facility with few exceptions. Those who qualify to visit under one of these exceptions will be screened for symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, must wear personal protective equipment and stay in the patient’s room.

A person may visit or accompany a patient not taking COVID-19 in the following situations:

  • A patient in serious or critical condition or in ultimate care.
  • Pregnant women are admitted to delivery or to visit for prenatal care, ultrasound, genetic counseling and / or related procedures, prenatal testing or another form of prenatal screening.
  • Patients aged 21 years and under.
  • Adult patients with a cognitive, physical or mental disability need help providing medical care or daily living activities, speaking to the patient, and keeping the patient safe.
  • Individuals are enrolled / admitted directly or after surgery or examined / screened in the emergency room. The support person should leave once the patient has settled.
  • Discharge patients need support to learn how to care for them if this cannot be done over the phone or by video chat.
  • A person requesting an outpatient test or procedure needs an escort to safely travel to and from an appointment.
  • People who must exercise court-appointed power of attorney or guardianship for the patient.

Two people may be accompanied by a patient who is in the terminal stage of life or is prognosis of death with an order not to resuscitate, withdraw planned life sustaining interventions, or evaluate the last squirrel.

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