Madison Hospitals Easing Visitor Guidelines
Madison, Wisconsin - With a promising decline in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations locally, UnityPoint Health - Meriter, UW Health and SSM Health are easing some limitations on visitors in our collective facilities.
Effective March 8, one visitor will generally be allowed for adult patients in our Madison hospitals and clinics. Two primary support persons per patient will continue to be allowed for pediatric patients.
Masks continue to be required in all healthcare settings and those with exposure to, symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 should not visit.
There may be some slight differences to the visitor process within each health system, especially for patients who have COVID-19 or who are at end-of-life. Patients and visitors are encouraged to talk to their care team or visit their health care provider’s website for details.
We thank the community for their patience and support over the past year as we worked to create a safe environment for everyone at our facilities. We encourage everyone to continue COVID-19 precautions, including masking, distancing, limiting gathering, handwashing and getting a vaccine when eligible and supply allows to continue this positive path forward.
Date Published: 03/03/2021