Information about COVID-19

Visitor guidelines

As we continue our fight against COVID-19, we also continue to review and update our visitation procedures. We miss having additional family members and siblings in our hospitals and clinics, and appreciate the continued commitment and partnership of our patient families and staff to provide a safe environment for everyone. Below are our current visitor practices:

In our Milwaukee and Fox Valley hospital patient care units

  • Patients without COVID-19: Two adults (age 18 and older) are allowed at the bedside at a time. Four adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These four names must remain the same for the entire stay. Siblings and visitors under age 18 are not allowed in hospital patient care units at this time.
  • COVID-19-positive patients: Two adults are allowed at the bedside at a time. Two adults are allowed on a patient’s visitor list. These two names must remain the same for the entire stay.

Specialty care, primary care, urgent care, labs, therapies, and community services – Two individuals may accompany the patient.

Surgicenter, Emergency Department Trauma Center (EDTC), Imaging, and surgical services on the Milwaukee campus – Two adults (age 18 and older) may accompany the patient.


We are here for you

With COVID-19, so much of our daily lives has changed. But there is one thing you can always count on: Children’s Wisconsin is here for you. You’ve always trusted us to care for your children and you can trust us now. 

Children’s Wisconsin is committed to providing our patient families and our community with reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19. Please refer to the resources below.

If you or your child have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough or shortness of breath), visit Children's Online Urgent Care or call your child's doctor. Please note Children's Online Urgent Care only offers screening for COVID-19 symptoms and is not able to order a COVID-19 test.

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Answers to commonly asked questions




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COVID-19 vaccines available to eligible individuals


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How we are keeping kids and families safe




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What to do if your child needs a COVID-19 test

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Helpful tips for families on COVID-19 topics

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Weekly report on hospital census information