Visitor restrictions at Mayo Clinic Health System

Visitor restrictions at Mayo Clinic Health System Photo: MGN Online.

Created: March 16, 2020 07:39 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Effective today, Mayo Clinic Health System is putting new visitor restrictions in place for its facilities in Southeast Minnesota in an effort to protect healthcare workers and patients from COVID-19 (coronavirus disease).

Visitor restrictions in Southeast Minnesota hospitals and clinics include: For hospitalized patients, two visitors per patient. For all other patients, one visitor per patient. Visitors are being asked to limit the number of visits.

Beginning this week, visitors will be screened for respiratory illness and those who screen positive will be prohibited from visiting.

Exceptions may include visitors for end-of-life patients, pediatric patients and patients who have language barriers.

This policy will remain in place until further notice and visitors who are ill should not come to visit patients.

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