Visitor restrictions at Mayo - Lake City
Mayo Clinic Health System has announced visitor restrictions at its Lake City and other southeast Minnesota facilites.
“As Mayo Clinic Health System continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), the ongoing safety of our patients, staff and communities remains our primary focus. To protect our patients and staff, Mayo Clinic Health System is putting new visitor restrictions in place for our facilities in southeast Minnesota,” the health system said in a news release.
Effective March 16, 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. Visitors who are ill should not come to visit patients.
“Please encourage patients and families to exercise social distancing as a means of protecting themselves and their family members. We encourage family members to consider other ways to connect with their loved ones via phones or other devices,” Mayo said.
“We understand that these restrictions will be difficult for patients and their loved ones. We are taking these necessary steps to protect our patients and staff. As always, the needs of our patients come first.”
People can visit mayoclini chealthsystem.org/covid19 for the most up-to-date information from Mayo.