War Memorial Hospital Restricts Visitors

Sault Ste. Marie, MI – War Memorial Hospital will begin enforcing visitor restrictions on Wednesday, September 8 at 7:00 pm. All hospital properties, except Long Term Care, will be closed to visitors. The visitor restrictions are a result of an increase in Chippewa County’s COVID-19 positivity rate.

Exceptions to the visitor restrictions include:

·         Parent or Guardian of minor patient (minor defined as those 21 years of age or younger)

·         Legal Guardian

·         End of life, critical condition, or hospice care (pre-arranged, includes COVID+ patients)

·         OB Delivery – 1 healthy support person

·         OB Ultrasound – 1 healthy support person

All patients, except those visiting the Emergency Department, are required to enter through the main registration area. This entrance is open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For access to emergency care, the WMH Emergency Department entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The main entrance is closed on Sundays.

Individuals entering the main building will be screened upon entry. After screening, all individuals are required to wear a mask. Anyone refusing to be screened or refusing to wear a mask will not be allowed to enter the facility.

WMH understands that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways to consider connecting. We encourage connecting digitally when possible to connect such as telephone, email, text or through Skype or Facebook.

For more information on War Memorial Hospital, visit the War Memorial Hospital website http://www.warmemorialhospital.org and Facebook www.facebook.com/warmemorialhospital

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