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Mayo Clinic limiting hospital visitors during COVID-19 threat

Mayo Clinic limiting hospital visitors during COVID-19 threat

KSTP
Updated: March 15, 2020 11:57 AM
Created: March 15, 2020 11:35 AM

The Mayo Clinic announced Sunday that there will be a limit in the number of visitors on its campuses while there's a threat of COVID-19 transmission.

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According to the release, Rochester's location will only have up to two visitors per patient at a time. The visitors will also be asked to limit the number of visits and they will be screened for respiratory illness.

The limiting is temporary but is being done to safeguard the health of all who come to Mayo Clinic.

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As for other locations, Mayo Clinic has different rules:

  • Northwest Wisconsin: Only one visitor at a time will be allowed. Visitors are being asked to limit the number of visits.
  • Southwest Wisconsin: Effective March 15, 2020, patients will be restricted to one visitor per person. Exceptions to this include two visitors for end-of-life patients, pediatric patients and patients who have language barriers. This policy will remain in place until further notice.
  • Southeast Minnesota: Not limiting visitors at this time, but this may change.
  • Southwest Minnesota: Effective March 17, 2020, patients will be restricted to one visitor per person at hospitals and clinics. There will be exceptions for end-of-life patients, pediatric patients and patients who need language services.

For more information about limitations and location of implications, click here.

You can track more disruptions due to COVID-19 here.


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