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Metro Health Changes Visitor Policy to Limit the Spread of Respiratory Illness and COVID-19

With the first cases of COVID-19 confirmed this week in the state of Michigan, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health is taking additional measures to limit the spread of respiratory illness and COVID-19. Adjustments have been made to the hospital visitor policy to take effect Friday, March 13, 2020.

To protect patients, staff members and fellow visitors, the following restrictions are being put in place at the main hospital, as well as all ambulatory clinics and the outpatient surgical center.

  • All visitors and family members must be healthy without symptoms of illness
  • Visitors are limited to one per patient for the length of their hospital stay.
  • Two visitors will be allowed for pediatric and maternity patients.
  • Visitors may not rotate during the patient’s stay.
  • No children under the age of 12 years will be permitted unless they are a patient.
  • Anyone who has recently traveled to CDC Level 2 or 3 countries are not permitted to visit.

Metro Health is committed to the health and safety of our patients, staff and the west Michigan community. Please contact your Metro Health provider if you are experiencing the following COVID-19 symptoms or you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Patients can schedule a convenient e-visit through MyChart. Our goal is to prevent the spread of illness by enabling people to remotely seek the information they need. Anyone with severe or life-threatening symptoms should call 911.

Please visit for the most up to date information from the CDC and resources to protect yourself and prevent the spread of COVID-19.