Visitor restriction

Effective 12:01 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18

No child under the age of 12 years will be allowed to visit in any inpatient care area. This policy does NOT include clinic appointments or emergency department visits.

PLEASE NOTE: This restriction only applies to visitors. Families with children under the age of 12 years may still seek medical attention in one of our clinics, Urgent Care locations or Emergency Department.

Why the restriction

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

Flu 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.

While we understand and appreciate the inconvenience this may cause some families, especially before the holidays, patient safety is our primary goal.

This restriction will be assessed regularly to determine how long it will be in place.

It is still not too late to get vaccinated. Getting the vaccine is still one of the best ways to prevent the illness and reduce its severity. It's also important to wash hands regularly and thoroughly, and stay home if showing any flu symptoms.