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West Michigan hospitals to restrict visitors starting Monday

The executive order lasts until April 5 at 5 p.m.
Credit: WZZM
Metro Health Hospital on Byron Center Avenue in Wyoming

Spectrum Heath, Mercy Health and Metro Health - University of Michigan Health have revised their visitor policies under a new executive order from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

The order imposes temporary restrictions on entry in health care facilities, residential care facilities, congregate care facilities and juvenile justice facilities. 

Starting Monday, March 16 no visitors will be allowed into any of the hospitals, outpatient locations and long-term care facilities. Under certain circumstances, one approved visitor will be allowed. Those situations include patients undergoing surgery and pediatric, maternity, end of life or critically ill patients. 

The executive order lasts until April 5 at 5 p.m. 

Whitmer has signed a couple of executive orders imposing restrictions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. One order closed all K-12 schools in Michigan for three weeks and another banned all public events of more than 250 people. On Sunday, she also signed an order that enhanced restrictions on price gouging.

Here is more information about each hospital's visitor restrictions: 

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