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Temporary visitor restriction in place at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

To protect the health of the kids and families we serve, Children’s will be implementing temporary visitor restrictions at both our Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospitals for the remainder of this flu season.

Effective Jan. 9, children under the age of 12 will NOT be allowed to visit any hospitalized patient.

Outpatient appointments and emergency department visits are not included in this restriction.

We know this change may be difficult for some of our patient families. Viral season has begun in Wisconsin and we want to implement this restriction in advance of any increase of viral illnesses in our community.  Limiting visitors to our hospitalized patients will help keep them safe while they’re in our care. 

This restriction will be assessed regularly as new information about the flu season becomes available. Updates will be provided here as they become available.

PLEASE NOTE: This restriction only applies to visitors. If you have a child under the age of 12 who needs medical attention, please don’t hesitate to bring them to one of our clinics, Urgent Care locations or Emergency Department.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

*Please note that we always keep infection prevention top of mind and we are constantly watching trends that affect the health of the children in our communities. This restriction could start earlier or last longer depending on the severity of this year’s flu.