Stephanie Sullivan, assistant vice president for media relations of HealthONE, parent company of Rose Medical Center, said all of its eight hospitals in Denver have limited entry points where a staffer will screen visitors.
Effective March 17, if necessary, patients may have ONE individual accompany them to outpatient appointments.
Beginning tonight, March 15, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., the only entry points to all Erlanger hospitals will be the Emergency Room entrances.
Senior care is not accepting visitors at this time. Symptoms include a fever, new or worsening cough or difficulty breathing.
Two visitors are permitted in obstetrics and pediatrics, but no visitors are allowed under 16-years-old, including siblings.
No visitors will be allowed at Walker Baptist after 5 p.m. each day.
Based on the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, all elective surgeries are postponed until further notice.
Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland is also screening visitors but does not now have any visitor restrictions in place.
While there have been no cases of COVID-19 identified in Collingwood, visitor restrictions are also in place at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital to protect patients.
Residents who are feeling unwell, but do not require medical attention, are asked to not visit the hospital.
Walker Baptist will also limit access to its cafeteria to only approved visitors and in-house hospital staff.
Local hospitals are now limiting visitors and taking other precautionary steps during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"When germs are brought into the hospital from well-meaning family or visitors, it puts all hospital patients at risk", it reads.
Once a patient's surgery is complete, the surgeon will come to the patient's room to update the visitor. Any expecting or new mothers in the Family Birthing Centre are allowed to have their significant other with them, but no other visitors.
Specific policies for Princeton Baptist and Brookwood Baptist are listed on each hospital's Facebook page.