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Visitor Restrictions - COVID 19

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For Immediate Release                                               Contact: Teresa Dwyer-Armstrong 906-635-4351 

March 17, 2020  3:00pm                                                                          tdwyer-armstrong@wmhos.org

WMH Restricts Visitors in Response to COVID-19

Sault Sainte Marie, MI – For the safety of our patients and our staff, War Memorial Hospital is not allowing any visitors to our facilities. WMH must prohibit any visitor not necessary for medical care. This is in accordance with State of MI Executive Order 2020-7 to impose temporary restrictions on entry into healthcare facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities and juvenile justice facilities.

Visitors will only be allowed to accompany a minor patient, or in end of life situations. Emergency circumstances will be thoughtfully reviewed on a case by case basis. During this time, the WMH obstetrics unit will be allowing one screened labor coach per mother.

WMH further recommends that you reschedule elective appointments for your safety and the safety of others if you are having any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat

If you feel your symptoms are life-threatening, contact the WMH Emergency Department prior to arrival at 906-635-4402.

WMH is now offering a COVID-19 Hotline. The phone line will be staffed every week day from 8:00-5:00 to help address concerns and answer questions about coronavirus. The hotline can be reached at 906- 632-5922.

War Memorial Hospital appreciates the patience and understanding of our community as we navigate this evolving situation.

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