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Mayo changes hospital visitor policy due to virus

Brad Williams

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Mayo Clinic has put new schedules in place at southern Wisconsin locations, including La Crosse, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Visiting hours at Mayo hospitals in the region began Sunday, and will run from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

There will be screening at an entry point for most of those hours. 

Patients will be restricted to just one visitor during the time they are in the hospital, and they will have to identify the ‘designated visitor.’ 

Other people who wish to contact a patient will have to call on the phone or use the internet. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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