Aspirus updates visitor guidelines in Wisconsin locations

WAUSAU — Aspirus patients in the system’s Wisconsin hospitals and outpatient centers now have an additional source of support.

New visitation guidelines, as of May 19, allow limited access for family and friends while still following important safety practices.

As a basic safety measure, all visitors to Aspirus care facilities will be screened for fever and symptoms prior to entering and will be required to wear a mask or face covering at all times.

“To slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aspirus adopted rigorous safety measures, one of which was visitor guidelines,” said Ruth Risley-Gray, Aspirus senior vice president and system chief nursing officer.

The following guidelines now apply at Aspirus’ Wisconsin hospitals inpatient and outpatient areas: Adult patients may receive one visitor, age 18 or older, per day. Exceptions may be made for terminal patients. Pediatric hospital patients may have two adult support visitors at a time. Labor and delivery patients will follow the same guidelines as above, with no more than two siblings allowed to visit for a maximum of 30 minutes each day.

In hospital emergency rooms, adult patients may have one support person over 18 years of age. Pediatric patients may be accompanied by two adults.

In outpatient clinics, adult patients may be accompanied by one person over the age of 12. Patients at outpatient cancer infusion centers may be accompanied by one person 18 or over.

For more about service and department guidelines or visitor hours, call your local Aspirus care site at 715-253-2110 or visit