Further reduces number of people who can visit in hospitals and outpatient care sites
Grand Rapids, Mich., November 11, 2020 – As the number of cases and positivity rates of COVID-19 continue to climb in our community, Spectrum Health is seeing significant increases of patients being admitted to its hospitals. Therefore, the health system announces changes to its visitor policies. The revisions are intended to reduce the number of people in its Grand Rapids and regional hospitals and outpatient care sites in order to help prevent the spread of illness and protect patients, health care workers and our communities.
Effective Thursday, November 12 at 6 a.m., adult patients are allowed no family members or visitors, unless they have cognitive impairment or need significant assistance with the activities of daily living. Those with exceptions must have the same visitor during their entire stay. The following exceptions will apply:
For pediatric patients, the following exceptions remain in place:
The new restrictions apply to the following Spectrum Health hospitals and nearby Spectrum Health Medical Group physician offices and ambulatory care sites:
In addition, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, all visitors are screened and are required to wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose to enter the hospitals and outpatient facilities. Spectrum Health dining rooms will be closed to visitors. Hospital food service will be available in the cafeteria through to-go orders.
More information about visitor restrictions can be found here. Spectrum Health’s COVID-19 resource center can be found here.