Starting Wednesday, children under 12 years of age are being held back from visiting Children’s Wisconsin’s inpatient care areas in order to ward off possible flu viruses.
“Flu season has begun in Wisconsin and we want to implement this restriction in advance of any increase of viral illnesses in our community,” Mike Gutzeit, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children’s Wisconsin said in a statement.
This applies to both the Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospitals and the Surgicenter.
Children’s Wisconsin emphasized that the visitor policy does not include the Emergency Department and any clinic appointments. It also emphasizes that children who need medical attention should still head to their clinics, urgent care and emergency department at Children’s Wisconsin.