Visitor restrictions reimplemented at CentraCare facilities due to heightened risk of COVID-19

Visitor restrictions reimplemented at CentraCare facilities due to heightened risk of COVID-19

Tommy Wiita
Updated: November 23, 2020 02:20 PM
Created: November 23, 2020 02:10 PM

Due to hospitals reaching capacity and the current surge in positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota communities, CentraCare is once again implementing a no visitor policy at several facilities.

The restrictions are set to go into effect on Tuesday.

At hospitals, visitors will be allowed for patients experiencing specific situations, including:

  • End of life,
  • Critically ill,
  • Parent/legal guardian of a minor patient,
  • Support person/legal guardian of an adult with cognitive, physical or developmental disabilities,
  • Labor support,
  • High-risk procedures requiring in-person discussions about care and informed consent.

Visitations in the above categories will be limited to one healthy visitor per day. Some exceptions will apply, including for pediatric, end of life, inpatient rehabilitation and mental health.

At clinics, the visitor policy states one healthy visitor for adult patients with cognitive, physical or developmental disabilities, and two health adult visitors for minor patients. Additional minors, besides the patient, are not allowed, according to CentraCare.

All other visitors are not allowed at this time.

Upon entering a CentraCare facility, all visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Visitors with a diagnosis and/or exposure to the virus will not be allowed entry into the building with few exceptions. All visitors and patients at all facilities are also required to wear a mask that covers both the nose and mouth.

For a list of CentraCare facilities and clinics, click here.


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