Sturgis Hospital Implements Visitor Restrictions Due To COVID
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sturgis Hospital (photo courtesy of Sturgis Hospital)

(STURGIS) – Sturgis Hospital has implemented visitor guidelines, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the area.

In a media release, Sturgis Hospital's Vice President of Quality Risk Management Shari Ransberger says the new restrictions will be that visitors will be screened before entering the hospital and each visitor must wear a mask at all times.

There are some exceptions to the restrictions. Minor patients will be permitted to have both parents or guardians with them while in the hospital. End of life situations will be addressed on a case by case basis, and the number of acceptable visitors may vary. Patients who are requiring an in home caregiver will be allowed to have a caregiver staying with them. People visiting critical care patients in the Emergency Room who are waiting to be transferred will be considered on a case by case basis.

Ransberger says there has been a 13 percent positivity rate in the COVID-19 tests at the hospital. Two months ago, the positivity rate was at 2 percent.


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