Tomah Health is prohibiting visitors to the hospital at 501 Gopher Drive as part of continued safeguards against COVID-19. Hospital marketing and public relations director Eric Prise said as a protective measure for the health of patients, staff and community members, no visitors to those under inpatient hospital care will be allowed except for a few cases.
Prise said exceptions will be allowed for births, end-of-life care or other specific circumstances.
“Expecting moms will be allowed one support person for births in our Women’s Health Services Department, plus there will be exceptions for those patients who are imminently dying,” Prise added.
He said all visitors granted visitation will be screened before entering, and those who are determined to have respiratory illness will be prohibited from entering. In addition, no individuals under 18 will be allowed to visit.
Last week Tomah Health prohibited visitors to the hospital’s Hospice and Palliative Care facility at 601 Straw Street in Tomah, although visitors for imminent death patients are considered on a case-by-case basis. “While these restrictions will be difficult for patients and loved ones, we are taking these necessary steps to protect our patients and our staff,” Prise said.
Prise said Tomah Health’s Warrens Clinic will continue restricted hours from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday- Friday at 101 Unity Dr., Warrens. The clinic is closed Saturdays and Sundays. He said the hospital’s Occupational Health & Wellness Clinic at 1401 Townline Rd, Tomah is also closed.
Prise said the new restrictions will remain in place until further notice.
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