ZERO VISITOR POLICY REINSTATED AT BCMH

Baraga County Memorial Hospital - Press Release - July 9, 2020

ZERO VISITOR POLICY REINSTATED AT BCMH

Due to the rise of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the Upper Peninsula, Baraga County Memorial Hospital is reinstating visitor restrictions for the facility and its subsidiaries. 

The following visitor restrictions have been reinstated at BCMH. Effective Thursday, July 9, 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 under 21 years of age who is under the facility's care;
  • Visiting an individual under the facility's care who is in critical condition or hospice care;
  • Swing bed patients may designate one family member for visiting purposes.

We continue to perform health screenings for all individuals entering BCMH. The evaluation criteria include:

  • 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 to enter.

We also continue to have limited access to the facility, which includes:

  • The main entrance to the hospital is open from 7 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The Emergency Department entrance is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • No outside groups or meetings in the conference center
  • BCMH Corner Café is closed to visitors.