Tomah Health lifts visitor restrictions

TOMAH, Wis. (WKBT) — Visitors will no longer be restricted at Tomah Health, but they will still need to wear a mask.

Hospital chief nursing officer Tracy Myhre announced the visitor policy changeon Monday.

“COVID numbers are down and many of the Safer at Home orders have been lifted; unfortunately with COVID prior to this we needed to be careful on how many people we had in our buildings,” Myhre said.

However, it will continue to follow CDC guidelines when it comes to masking.

“Currently the CDC still requires health care organizations to maintain masking,” Myhre said. “It really is not feasible for us to validate if someone is vaccinated, so the safest thing for us and our patients is to make sure people are always masked when in our buildings.”

Tomah Health has administered more than 6,353 vaccinations to hospital staff and area residents since the end of December. The Monroe County Health Dept. has reported that 33.7% of county residents are fully vaccinated, while 73.3% of residents 65 years and older are fully vaccinated.

Residents interested in a COVID vaccine, are urged to visit the Monroe County Health Dept. web online registration form or call the health dept. at (608)269-8666.