Precautions Taken to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19
October 5, 2020
NEENAH, Wis. – At ThedaCare, the first priority is the health and wellness of patients, team members and visitors. Every decision made is centered on the people of our communities.
Due to the rising levels of COVID-19 in Northeast and Central Wisconsin, beginning immediately and continuing until further notice, ThedaCare is implementing heightened visitor restrictions to continue caring for our communities, while minimizing the potential for exposure.
Updated restrictions include:
- No visitors for COVID positive and non-COVID patients except limited, approved, pre-arranged visitation for end of life. Those situations will pre-arranged through care teams.
- No visitors allowed for any other patients.
- One parent/guardian is allowed to accompany a minor or a patient with a medical need (intellectual and/or developmental disability or cognitive impairment).
- Patients presenting for outpatient care in a hospital or clinic setting are allowed to enter with their minor children, if no alternative. Children must be masked at all times.
All ThedaCare locations will be screening and requiring masks for approved visitors, contractors, and vendors at our entrances. Masks must be worn throughout the entire visit at ThedaCare.
Other details about specific locations:
ThedaCare Hospitals, Clinics and Surgery Centers
The Heritage, Peabody Manor and Juliette Manor
ThedaCare Emergency Departments
Regional Cancer Center
ThedaCare understands exceptions may need to be made on a case-by-case basis. While these changes may cause some disruption, know it was made with the utmost concern to protect our patients, staff and community. Family members are encouraged to use other ways to connect with their loved ones through phone or video calls.
If you or a loved one has COVID-19 symptoms that are more than mild and there is an exposure history, please call your primary care clinic to receive treatment advice before deciding to visit a clinic or hospital. You can also call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 920.830.6877 or visit the online symptom checker at thedacarecovid19.org. This will ensure teams can review your condition and direct you to the right care.
The best way to minimize the spread of illnesses like COVID-19 is to practice every day preventative behaviors including:
Visit thedacarecovid19.org for the latest information related to COVID-19, including symptoms, preventative actions and more.