For the safety of our patients, our employees, and our medical staff, Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is re-implementing certain visitor restrictions in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and per Governor Whitmer’s Executive Orders for the State of Michigan. As of July 8, 2020, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was designated as a medium risk area.
Zero Visitor Restrictions and Guidelines
The following visitor restrictions have been implemented at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, July 17, 2020, visitors will only be permitted to enter our facility if they are:
-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;
-Accompanying an admitted inpatient specifically at the time of admission and at the time of discharge to assist with the process and post-procedure. Routine visiting will not be permitted.
-A parent, foster parent, or guardian of an individual who is under 18 years of age and who is under the facility’s care;
-Visiting an individual under the facility’s care that is in serious or critical condition or hospice care;
-Visiting under urgent circumstances or for the purpose of performing official government functions;
-Able 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.
Continued Screening Guidelines for Visitors
We are continuing to perform a health screen for all visitors that are permitted to enter our facility. We must deny entry to those individuals who meet the following criteria:
-Symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, -congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting;
-Contact in the last 14 days with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
-Per the Michigan state mandate, we have universal masking at our facility. All individuals are required to wear a face covering unless exempt as stated in Executive Order 2020-147.