The health and safety of our patients, staff and the community is our top priority. We will use this page to provide updates, information and resources regarding COVID-19.

Visitor Policy:

Please see attached guidelines – We are in the “Red Zone” and will be enforcing those precautions. 

All Visitors:

  • All potential visitors will be screened for: COVID-19 symptoms, a diagnosis of COVID-19 within 10 days or are currently in a prescribed quarantine. If any of these conditions exist visiting is strictly prohibited-no exceptions.
  • All visitors must agree to cover their nose/mouth/tracheostomy with a mask -no exceptions.
  • Visitors will keep six feet between themselves and others, even when wearing a face covering.
  • Visitors in any area of the building must be 18 years or older.
  • Visitors of hospitalized patients will be instructed as to the potential risks of their visit (e.g. acquiring the virus), to avoid touching surfaces, and to use hand hygiene as they enter and leave the room.
  • In the Birth Center when mother and baby are both present, they will be considered one couplet and viewed as one patient. In addition, the patient’s partner (e.g. father of baby) is considered the one support person for visiting guidelines below.
  • Any deviations from the following list of expectations must be approved by the admin. lead or house supervisor. Exceptions may include assisting patients with an underlying impairment or disability.

Hospital Visitor Guidelines Additional Details

End of Life Exceptions:

COVID-negative hospitalized patients who are imminently dying (as decided by the Provider) are:

  • Allowed up to two support persons at one time and up to four in a 24-hour period, names will be documented in the chart.
  • Visitors must wear a face covering and not be experiencing any COVID symptoms.
  • Clergy who requests a brief visit to administer sacraments or religious rights, will be permitted as a second visitor wearing a surgical mask and a face shield.
  • When not in the patient’s room, support persons should not congregate in other areas of the hospital.

COVID-positive or highly suspect hospitalized patients who are imminently dying (as decided by the Provider) are:

    • Allowed one visitor at a time/no more than 2 visitors in 24 hours. Visitor may stay for up to 1 hour. Names will be noted in the chart.
    • Individual must wear a surgical mask and face shield.
    • Individual and is not allowed to visit other areas of the hospital (including cafeteria).
    • They will be provided education on proper PPE use.
    • Individual and is not allowed to visit other areas of the hospital (including cafeteria).
    • They will be provided education on proper PPE use.

Visitor guidelines are continuously evaluated and may be updated as the COVID-19 response evolves locally, regionally, and nationally.  Our policies continue to be in line with state and national guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, please call 715-684-1111.

PLEASE NOTE: the information in the document below must be reviewed by all individuals who desire vaccination, and then this information will be revisited during vaccination clinics.

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