Lawyer Aurora announced Thursday, December 30, 2021 that no visitors would be allowed into its facilities to visit adult patients. There are exceptions, such as end-of-life situations.
For patient children in most situations, a parent or guardian will be allowed to visit.
This is a precaution taken as the COVID-19 pandemic hits one of its worst peaks to date, with coronavirus-infected patients requiring intensive care – most unvaccinated – occupying bed space and limited hospital resources.
Other exceptions include:
- No visitors are allowed in the emergency department, but people who have brought patients to the emergency department can wait in designated areas if space and social distance permit.
- A visitor authorized to support a patient who needs assistance with care and decision-making due to a mental or physical disability
- A visitor authorized to support a patient unable to make decisions for himself
- A visitor authorized to receive discharge instructions for a patient
- Minor children can accompany adult patients
- A designated support person and authorized rape lawyer for patients seen due to sexual assault or domestic violence
- One designated visitor and one certified doula are permitted for obstetrics / labor and delivery patients for the duration of stay