Updated: March 20, 2020 11:37 PM
Created: March 20, 2020 11:15 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- Mayo Clinic Health System announced patients will no longer be able to have visitors for the time being.
The new policy is effective at 8 p.m. Friday.
For Mayo Clinic Health System locations, compassionate exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis for births, end-of-life care or other specific circumstances. All visitors granted exceptions will be screened prior to entry. No visitors under the age of 18 will be allowed.
Mayo Clinic is also temporarily closing Express Care sites in Albert Lea and Austin.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester is also banning visitors. The policy is effective March 22. Starting Monday, outpatient clinic patients may have one person accompany them with consideration for special exceptions.
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